Monthly Archives: April 2011

Revolutionizing the Riding Habit: Théroigne de Méricourt as Fashion Innovator

Revolutionizing the Riding Habit: Théroigne de Méricourt as Fashion Innovator By Tracy Jenkins Of the women patriots of the French Revolution whose names are known, Théroigne de Méricourt (1762-1817), courtesan turned revolutionary, continues to fascinate. Although she participated in neither the … Continue reading

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Savage Beauty- Alexander McQueen retrospective at the MET

Check out this slideshow from Vogue. It features images from the upcoming Alexander McQueen retrospective “Savage Beauty” at the MET’s costume institute with captions by Sarah Burton, who was McQueen’s assistant and today is the creative director of the house.

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Then & Now

(left) William Morris, Strawberry Thief, 1883. MET; (right)  Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2011 rtw.image from fiercerthanyou.com

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Then & Now

(left) Jerome Mendelson. January 1, 1942. Life Magazine. Photo: Marie Hensen. (right) Anthony in Tartan suit. Fashion editorial published in L’Uomo Vogue, December 1981. Photo: Amy Arbus.

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A thought on curtains and fashion

I came across this wonderful picture on the funny website awkwardfamilyphotos.com which of course made me think of the famous scene in ‘The Sound of Music’, in which Maria makes clothes for the kids out of curtains. I’ve seen this … Continue reading

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Rodarte: States of Matter at MoCA

Check out this video, from the exhibition Rodarte: States of Matter at MoCA. The show runs through June 5th and includes twenty objects in black and white from Rodarte’s previous collections, as well as several ballet costumes from the film … Continue reading

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McQueen exhibition opens soon

check out this link for some images from the upcoming Alexander McQueen exhibition at the MET which opens May 2nd.

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