Monthly Archives: October 2011

What They Wore- The Study of Dress in European Paintings

For our class of History Through the Nineteenth Century we were asked to analyze dress in a chosen painting from the 1400s to the 1800s with the aim to determine if the painter could be considered a valuable source for … Continue reading

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New Exhibition: Incomparable Women of Style

Incomparable Women of Style Selections from the Rose Hartman Photography Archives, 1977-2011 On View in FIT’s Gladys Marcus Library November 4, 2011-January 20, 2012 (text from press release)Photographer Rose Hartman has been chronicling iconic moments in fashion, style, and culture for … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style

Harper’s Bazaar: A Decade of Style at the International Center of Photography, September 9-January 8, 2012 (from the exhibition’s website) In the ten years since Glenda Bailey became Editor in Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, she and Creative Director Stephen Gan have … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones (from the exhibition’s website) Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones—a collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Stephen Jones, the world’s foremost hat designer—is at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Daphne Guinness

By Fiona Tedds ‘I don’t do event dressing, because every day is an event.’ Daphne Guinness.  In a world where the art of getting dressed is often overlooked, it is thrilling to know that so long as people like Daphne … Continue reading

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Books Books Books

This fall there is abundance of new fashion-related books: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Abrams) Written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who also produced a documentary about Diana Vreeland and is married to her grandson Alexander. About the book … Continue reading

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New Exhibition: Charles James: Genius Reconstructed

On October 22nd the Chicago History museum will open the exhibition Charles James: Genius Reconstructed curated by Timothy Long, who I interviewed here last year. The exhibition features fifteen iconic dresses from the museum’s collection. Out of these dresses four … Continue reading

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October Treasure of the Month

Bonnie Cashin Sketch Collection At Special Collections and FIT Archive Bonnie Cashin, born in Fresno, California in 1908, had a very successful costume and clothing design career spanning sixty years. Cashin began designing for herself at an early age, working … Continue reading

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