Tag Archives: Fashion Photography

A Fashion Mystery Solved

I am very excited to share a conversation I had over email with Hagar Cygler, a talented, young, Israeli artist. Cygler recently published a book which started with a visit to the flea market; she was looking for photographs she could cut and … Continue reading

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Foundations in Vogue:1953-1963

The third post in the series of Fashion Photography. Read Landis Lee’s post on the innovative street photographer Edward Linley Sambourne  and Kathryn Squitieri’s post on street-style fashion photography before 1920. By Larissa Shirley King Foundation garments are functional undergarments, which mold … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(left) Gwili Andre, 1932. Photograph: Cecil Beaton. (right) Kate Moss at the Ritz, Paris. Photographer: Tim Walker, Styling: Grace Coddington. Scanned from Vogue, April, 2012.

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Guest Post- War in Conflict: World War I, Haute Couture and the Fashionable Body (Part I)

By Katy Conover  Katy Conover is currently working as a research assistant at the Victoria & Albert Museum on the upcoming “Hollywood Costume” exhibition. She received her MA from the RCA/V&A program in History of Design. Her current research focus on early … Continue reading

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part III, Men’s Wear)

In the previous part I and part II, I suggested some explanations to why the broad shoulders associated with the 1940s made a come back in the 1980s. I was curious to understand if the influence of war years on the style of the … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part IV, Graphics

This is the last and final part of the special four-parts post Fashion in Black & White. In the past three weeks, I have attempted to show that the combination of black and white is a theme most, if not all, … Continue reading

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part II)

Last week I tried to show that although it is easy to see the direct influence of military on 1940s fashion, uniform-inspired fashion was not necessarily carried into the 1980s simply as part of a 1940s retro. While designers of the 1980s … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(left) The Quest for Beauty in Dahomey: A Photographic Essay by Irving Penn.Vogue. Dec 01,1967. Source: Vogue Digital Archive. (right) Suno, Fall 2009. http://www.sunony.com/

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Then & Now

(left) Lady Curzon, in Charles Fredrick Worth ‘Peacock Dress’, 1902-3. Oil on Canvas, attributed to William Logsdail, English (1859-1844). (right) Mary Jane Russell in Dior  gown. Photograph: Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper’s Bazaar, October 1951.

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A Fashion Victim Through and Through

Since I heard Cintra Wilson’s talk on FIT’s Fashion & Music symposium, I really did started to notice that many fashion designers and stylist today consider being a dead super model to be the essence of cool. Raising your eyebrows? I did too, … Continue reading

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