Monthly Archives: February 2011

On Pins and Needles on Facebook

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When Nicolas Met Cristobal

Let’s start with a confession: I am a total fashion magazines addict, I read them cover to cover, I cut out images that I like and I find it hard to throw them away so they just pile up in … Continue reading

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Who Are You Madame Marge’?

I have recently started my internship at the Special Collections and FIT Archives . One of my projects involves a collection created by Madame Marge’, donated to FIT by her sister, daughter and grand-daughter in 1957. Chances are, like me, … Continue reading

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Balenciaga: Spanish Master

Hopefully you have had a chance to visit the Balenciaga: Spanish Master exhibition, on view at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute. The exhibition is the first to present Balenciaga’s masterpieces within the context of the cultural and artistic influences of … Continue reading

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Exhibition- Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89

The exhibition Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89 which opens March 8th, has been organized and curated by the graduate students of our program. Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89 is the first exhibition to examine Vivienne Westwood’s transformation from “street” provocateur to high-end fashion designer … Continue reading

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On Costumes and Credits

Check out this interesting interview with Black Swan costume designer Amy Westcott, surrounding the controversy over Rodarte’s contribution to the film’s costumes. The interview raises the question of who should be credited (and how) when a well- known fashion designer collaborates with … Continue reading

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Then&Now will be back soon

Then&Now is on a forced vacation due to technical difficulties (i.e. my main computer has died in good age), I have some great images in store and will post them as soon as my new computer is installed. Don’t hold your breath, … Continue reading

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Cross Pollination at Ecouterre

Check out this post on our cross pollination project at Ecouterre, a website devoted to the future of sustainable fashion design. You can also upload the PDF of the publication which, if printed, is also a shirt pattern.

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