Monthly Archives: May 2012

Then & Now

Today’s Then & Now was put together by Cassidy Zachary. Cassidy recently graduated from the program and will start a job in New Mexico, where she will oversee a collection of costume and textiles. It means she is leaving NY! … Continue reading

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On This Fashion Day…

“Summer in the U.S.A.” in Vogue, May 15, 1950. In the 1950s rules for women’s dress were highly particular and often very formal – there was the “right” kind of dress and fabric for every occasion. The exception is summer … Continue reading

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Then & Now

fellow classmate Tracy Jenkins sent in this timely Then & Now. Tracy recently presented her paper on the style and transformation of Opera singer Maria Callas at the Fashion & Music symposium in FIT. (left) singer Maria Callas, 1960. (right) … Continue reading

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Women in Magazines Conference

I am presenting my paper on the reign of the lingerie dress at the conference ‘Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production and Consumption,’ in London this June. Please come and if you are around!

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Then & Now

(left) Models Dorian Leigh and Evelyn Tripp in Clair McCardell’s wool jersey dresses, photograph by Irving Penn, Vogue 1950. (right) John Galliano for Dior Haute Couture,  Fall 2008-2009 I particularly love these two images together because it reflects the identity … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(left) Marie Antoinette queen of France,  1779. By Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755 –1842). (right) Kate Moss at the Ritz in Paris. Photographer: Tim Walker, styling: Grace Coddington. Vogue, April, 2012.

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Tomorrow: Fashion & Music Symposium at FIT

Join us tomorrow! Here are the abstracts for some of the papers that will be presented tomorrow: The Art of Exaggeration: The Fashion & Costume of Gaby Deslys A New Mode: Fashionable Women of the Theremin Callas Behavior: Fashion and … Continue reading

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