Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fashionista Friday: Marquise de Miramon

At the Getty Center in Los Angeles hangs this painting by Jacques Tissot.  The subject, Thérèse-Stephanie-Sophie Feuillant, the Marquise de Miramon (1836-1912) is painted in a pink velvet ruffled dressing gown.  The Getty’s records for this painting are remarkably complete, … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: H. R. Mallinson’s “American National Parks” Series

If you guessed H.R. Mallinson’s “American National Parks” series, you are correct! “To see a little further into Fashion’s future; to dig a little deeper for quality production; to know no mean between right silks and wrong silks; to be … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

Prints and patterns – the bolder the better! Here’s our new mystery: What company produced this textile? From what design series is this textile? Think you know? Post your guesses below; we’ll tell you on Thursday if your guess is correct!

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Fashionista Friday: Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple (b. 1928) Without a doubt, Shirley Temple was the most famous child of the 1930s.  Precocious, bubbly, and an embodiment of “cuteness,” Shirley began her film career at the tender age of three, but by puberty she was … Continue reading

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October Treasure of the Month: Monte Santo & Pruzan

This month’s treasure comes from Special Collections and FIT Archives. It features the wonderful sketches and swatches collection of the coats and suits manufacturer Monte Santo & Pruzan. Vincent Monte Santo was the man who started it all. In 1915 … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Marchesa Luisa Casati

“The door to the room where we sat chatting suddenly opened. A dead woman entered. Her superb body was modelling a dress of white satin that was wrapped around her like a shroud and dragged behind her. A bouquet of … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

In celebration our new column, Fashionista Friday, this week’s mystery tests your knowledge of famous fashionistas throughout history: Who is this lady with the wild hair and expressive brows? Submit your guesses below! We’ll tell you all about her on … Continue reading

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