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Photo credit: Vassar College/Ben Rutkowski '09

Fashion-Forward Style on Campus: Contrast Magazine

The sartorial sweet tooth of many Vassar students has been satisfied with a new on-campus fashion magazine called Contrast. The publication was founded last year by three members of the class of 2010, dedicated to embracing and showcasing the diverse styles found on campus as well as celebrating the world of fashion outside of Vassar. Published twice a year, the magazine launched its first issue in the fall of 2007. It has continued to be an extremely popular publication with each new release every semester. Featuring student photographers, models, stylists, and writers, each edition ofContrast showcases an array of seasonal fashion spreads, editorials, and snapshots of the street style of fashion-forward Vassar students. “When we started Contrast we really had no idea what went into making a magazine, so we are really proud of how far it has come over the last three issues,” explains cofounder Selina Strasburger ’10. “And what’s even more exciting is knowing how much farther we can take it, how much potential it still has.”

Contrast celebrates the release of its fourth issue this month, and will be marking the festivities with a party on May 5, where attendees can celebrate the last day of classes with music, snacks, and copies of the new issue.

Alumnae/i interested in obtaining a print copy of Contrast can email

May 2009

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