Monthly Archives: August 2012

Guest Post- War in Conflict: World War I, Haute Couture and the Fashionable Body (Part I)

By Katy Conover  Katy Conover is currently working as a research assistant at the Victoria & Albert Museum on the upcoming “Hollywood Costume” exhibition. She received her MA from the RCA/V&A program in History of Design. Her current research focus on early … Continue reading

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We turn 2 and you get 2 gifts!

To celebrate our second birthday we are giving away two original vintage covers of Vogue and/or Harper’s Bazaar to one lucky reader. To enter, go to our Facebook page (link on the right), like us and tell us what is your … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(left) Cornelis de Vos  (Flemish, Hulst 1584/85–1651 Antwerp), Portrait of a Young Woman, Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession Number: 71.46. (right) Jacques Fath (Designed in America for Joseph Halpert), Lord & Taylor ad, published September 1952. Special Collections and FIT Archives.

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part III, Men’s Wear)

In the previous part I and part II, I suggested some explanations to why the broad shoulders associated with the 1940s made a come back in the 1980s. I was curious to understand if the influence of war years on the style of the … Continue reading

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