Monthly Archives: July 2012

Then & Now

(left) “Solitude,” from French journal of political satire Le Témoin [The Witness], created and illustrated by Paul Iribe, 1933-1935. source (right) Chelsea Brown illustration, 2012. via trendland.

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July Treasure of the Month: Frances Neady Collection

For the better part of the 20th-century, department stores used illustration rather than photography in advertising, fashion magazines, and newspapers.  Some illustrators were on staff at the stores, some worked for advertising agencies, and some were self-employed with contracts to … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part IV, Graphics

This is the last and final part of the special four-parts post Fashion in Black & White. In the past three weeks, I have attempted to show that the combination of black and white is a theme most, if not all, … Continue reading

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part II)

Last week I tried to show that although it is easy to see the direct influence of military on 1940s fashion, uniform-inspired fashion was not necessarily carried into the 1980s simply as part of a 1940s retro. While designers of the 1980s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Schiaparelli’s Shock Tactics (Part II)

By Victoria Pass Today’s post is by Victoria Pass, she received her PhD from the University of Rochester in May 2011 and she is currently teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her dissertation, Strange Glamour, examines fashion and … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(right) “The Black and White Idea”, Vogue, April 1, 1950, front cover; photographer: Irving Penn. (left)Vogue Korea, 15th anniversary special issue, August 2011. source: fiercerthanyou.com

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Guest Post by Heather Vaughan

Icon: The Shirtwaist Dress in Good Housekeeping and other media Presented at Women in Magazines Conference at Kingston University, London, on 22-23 June 2012 Heather Vaughan is an independent writer and fashion historian, whose work focuses on the study of dress … Continue reading

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