Monthly Archives: September 2010

Then&Now

Coronation mantle of Roger II of Sicily 1133-1134                                                             Alexander McQueen … Continue reading

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Christian Dior and Charles James

After the spring 2010 Christian Dior haute couture show, John Galliano cited a trip to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as the inspiration for his collection. Galliano explained, “I was reading that, actually, it was Charles … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches- Israeli fashion rediscovered

As a teenager, and later as a fashion-design student, I always looked to European and American designers for inspiration and fashion direction. The fashion of my homeland, Israel, seemed poor and mundane, it didn’t seem to offer anything new and … Continue reading

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Then&Now

Gabrielle Coco Chanel by Man Ray, 1935                            Sur La Plage by Bea Szenfeld, 2010

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Style Icons

Today is the opening of Notorious & Notable:20th century Women of Style at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition, in collaboration with The National Jewelry Institute, explores the lavish attire of eighty New York socialists such … Continue reading

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Rudi Gernreich1966 photograph by William Claxton        Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2010 lookbook

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Mr. Long says: get a masters degree

Earlier this year The Metropolitan Museum of Art held a two-day symposium celebrating the exhibition American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity and the historic collection-sharing program between the Met and the Brooklyn Museum. One of the Speakers was Timothy Long, the … Continue reading

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