Monthly Archives: January 2012

Then & Now

(left) Veruschka photographed by Franco Rubartelli, styling by Giorgio di Sant’Angelo. Vogue,1968. (right) design by Qui Hao, photographed by Matthieu Belin, 2011. from the blog Fiercer Than You.

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Interview with Allegra Ceci, Archive Materials Coordinator at Coach Leatherware

Today we bring you an interview with Allegra Ceci, Archive Materials Coordinator at Coach Leatherware Company, and graduate of our program. Keren Ben-Horin: Please tell us a little bit about your work at Coach Leatherware Archives Allegra Ceci: As archive … Continue reading

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The Study of Dress in European Paintings- Lucas Cranach the Elder

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 the study … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(left)Paisley Shawl,  Scottish, ca.1870. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2009.300.2326 (right) Givenchy Resort 2012, model Ajak Deng, image from

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Upcoming exhibitions at MFIT

It’s almost time for the annual exhibition curated by the graduates of our programs in conjunction with MFIT. The exhibition, titled, Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution, will open March 6. It will include more than thirty garments, accessories, and videos, and will feature … Continue reading

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1900-1910: The Reign of The Lingerie Dress

In the book, The Perfect Lady, Willet C. Cunnington describes the period from 1900 to 1910 as the “reign of lingerie,” and indeed fashion magazines in these years, and especially in summer months, show many examples and variations of the so-called … Continue reading

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January Treasure of the Month:The Golden Age of Pochoir

By Cassidy Zachary  In the 1910s and 20s, there was an outpouring of luxury, limited-edition publications which utilized a hand-stenciling technique known as pochoir (French for “stencil”). The technique, which consisted of built-up layers of gouache paint or watercolor, produced … Continue reading

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Ha, the good old days

Read this fantastic article by Bob Colacello for Vanity Fair.

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Tomorrow at Brooklyn Museum

1920s Style with Lisa Padovani, Kyle Ericksen, and Jan Reeder Thursday, Janaury 12, 7 p.m. In this discussion, inspired by the styles featured in the exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, fashion photographer Kyle Ericksen,Boardwalk Empire (HBO) costume designer … Continue reading

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Then & Now Special Edition: Lady Gaga

I am not a Gaga fan, in fact I am always surprised how many people (who should know better) admire her. Music aside, the Lady has an interesting fashion sense. Some worship her sartorial choices, others think she is nothing but a … Continue reading

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