Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘Undressing the Fashionable Myth’ Symposium

The Rise and Fall of the Hemline Index By Clara Berg Hemlines rise when the economy is good and fall when times are tough—so says the theory of the “hemline index.” This supposed correlation between skirt length and the economy … Continue reading

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The Oldest Book

You probably guessed by now that we, at On Pins and Needles, are big fans of Special Collections and FIT Archives. What is housed on the shelves of this department is a dream come true for every fashion scholar and researcher. … Continue reading

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‘Undressing the Fashionable Myth’ Symposium

Quant-ifying Myths: The Miniskirt and More Laura McLaws Helms Often called the “inventor of the mini skirt,” Mary Quant has also, by herself and others, been named the creator of a number of other fashion innovations. Supposedly responsible for fashion … Continue reading

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‘Undressing the Fashionable Myth’ Symposium

Undressing the Fashionable Myth Symposium, organized by FIT’s  MA program Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice , will  present nine papers by students that will try to explore the myths and misconception of the fashion world. In the next few weeks … Continue reading

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Requiem For Eternity

This is a guest post by blogger and fashion designer Ya’ara Keydar. Ya’ara is a talented designer who graduated from Shenkar College for Engineering and Design in 2006. After graduation she worked for a leading Israeli brand, and in recent years she … Continue reading

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Posing Beauty Exhibition Review

Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present At The Newark Museum By Anna Yanofsky Beauty is not the first thing that comes to mind when considering the African American experience since the end of the 19th century. Talk … Continue reading

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Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

The exhibition Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay, at the Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum which opens March 18th, will center “on fashion designs from her own Atelier Simultané in Paris during the 1920s, as well as textiles designed … Continue reading

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