Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jil Sander at Jil Sander, again!

Well it has finally happened! Jil Sander is returning as head designer at the label she started in 1968. After Prada acquired the brand in 1999, Sander left the company, only to briefly return in 2003. Sander’s new/old position signals … Continue reading

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On Pins & Needles goes dot com!

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Then & Now

(left)Francisco Goya, Mourning Portrait of the Duchess of Alba, Duquesa de Alba, 1797 Oil on Canvas.The Hispanic Society ofAmerica,New York City. (right) Jean Paul Gaultier, Spring 2012 Couture.

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Then & Now

Top: photograph by Cecil Beaton, dresses by Charles James, Vogue, 1948. Bottom: photograph by Mario Testino, Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover, March 2012.

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Books Books Books

New and upcoming fashion books: Loris Azzaro By Jéromine Savignon (Assouline) From the publisher: Jéromine Savignon looks at the life and legacy of French fashion icon Loris Azzaro. Creatively fearless, Azzaro designed fashions that embody the nocturnal sensuality of the sixties … Continue reading

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Address- journal for fashion writing and criticism

I would like to introduce you to Address a brand new, independent, advertising-free journal for fashion writing and criticism. The aim of Address is to discuss fashion through a variety of written and visual pieces presented from multiple perspectives as … Continue reading

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Interview with Marisa Berman, Executive Director of the Queens Historical Society

Today we bring you this interview with Marisa Berman, the Executive Director of the Queens Historical Society in Flushing, Queens. Marisa completed the MA program in Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory, and Museum Practice coursework in 2006 and submitted her … Continue reading

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Simpsons Trousers: They’ll Ride Up With Wear

I grew up in Maine’s smallest city with no cable television and as such, my taste in entertainment as a wee lass was a bit strange. One of my favorite TV shows was Are You Being Served?, a comedy full … Continue reading

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Le Pouf: Fashion and Social Satire in the 1770s-1780s

By Landis Lee Today, in the twenty-first century, hairdressers cut, color, and style the hair, and have to keep up with the latest trends in order to keep their customers happy and looking fashionable.  The same holds true for late eighteenth century … Continue reading

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