Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fashionista Friday: Eleonora di Toledo

Undoubtedly, when a state portrait is painted, a little propaganda sneaks its way into the work of art.  In this portrait by Agnolo Bronzino, c. 1545, Eleonora of Toledo wears a dress of striking brocaded velvet.  Although the sumptuousness of … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: A Tailor and a Seamstress

Yes, this print depicts a tailor and a seamstress. The Tailor: Hail to you, beautiful seamstress, come along with me to Norway. There to dress the lansquenets well; and want to earn a good deal of money, while you prepare … Continue reading

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2 Years Giveaway- winner announced

Thanks to everyone who participated and liked us on FB. Please go to our page to find out who is the new owner of two vintage covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar! On another note, you must have noticed that … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

Sartorial sleuths, you may need your textbooks for this mystery: What two occupations are represented in this illustration by Erhard Schoen? How did their relationship change in 1675 in the city pictured below? Think you know? Post your guesses below; … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Picasso and Parade

Yes, Pablo Picasso designed this costume for the Ballets Russes’s Parade in 1917.  Picasso was asked to design the costumes for several Ballets Russes productions, including Le Tricorne (1919), Pulcinella (1920), and Cuadro Flamenco (1921). It was not unusual for … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

Hello, scholarly sleuths. Our second Mystery Monday has arrived! Here is today’s image: Who drew this design? For what event was it created? Think you know? Submit your guess below. Be sure to visit on Thursday to see if you’re … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Solved!

Yes, these lovely ladies are from the Weaving Workshop! The Barbican’s recent exhibit, Bauhaus: Art as Life, has renewed public interest in the Bauhaus school. The exhibit showcased the designs, fine art, and crafts produced by the students and Masters … Continue reading

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Designer Highlight: Zoran

Have you heard of Zoran? No? One gets the feeling he prefers it that way. Zoran (pronounced ZOR-run) Ladicorbic, known by his first name, doesn’t advertise. He doesn’t have a biography on Oxford Art Online. He has no website to … Continue reading

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Our New Feature: Mystery Mondays

This is the first post of our new feature called Mystery Mondays. Every Monday morning we will post a new image and ask you to identify the persons, place, or objects within it.  If you think you know,  add your … Continue reading

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

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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