In The News: Fashion Designer Launches Exhibit At American Swedish Institute

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In The News: Fashion Designer Launches Exhibit At American Swedish Institute

Clothing designer, Gudrun Sjödén, has been selling her creations in countries across the world for more than 40 years.

Her bright fabrics, playful designs and quirky textiles now can be seen at an exhibit at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis through Oct. 28. Learn more about the Swedish fashionista and her exhibit in this feature in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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