Monthly Archives: February 2013

Foundations in Vogue:1953-1963

The third post in the series of Fashion Photography. Read Landis Lee’s post on the innovative street photographer Edward Linley Sambourne  and Kathryn Squitieri’s post on street-style fashion photography before 1920. By Larissa Shirley King Foundation garments are functional undergarments, which mold … Continue reading

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The Art of Exhibiting Fashion History- Part I

La Belle Époque: The Art of Exhibiting Fashion History at the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art By Janet Lee “Now I was born in the heart of the Belle Époque.  I was born in Paris.  I was born on … Continue reading

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The Art of Fashion Illustration

This is a guest post by Lucinda Bounsall, fashion writer at Throughout the 1900s everything from pencil and ink drawings to paintings and screen prints graced the front covers of some of the world’s most well renowned and revered fashion … Continue reading

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Street-Style Fashion Photography Before 1920

Last week we shared with you Landis Lee’s research on Edward Linley Sambourne, who may have been the original street fashion photographer. This week, on the same topic, here is another fascinating post by one of our students. By Kathryn Squitieri While … Continue reading

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Edward Linley Sambourne: Hidden Street Fashion

By Landis Lee Today when street fashion photography is mentioned, photographers such as Bill Cunningham of the New York Times or Scott Schuman of the blog  The Sartorialist, may come to mind. Their photographs capture seemingly regular people walking the streets of major … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Beth Levine

Yes, Beth Levine of Herbert Levine, Inc. designed this shoe. Known for her elegant, witty and whimsical shoe designs, Beth Levine found inspiration in her travels, in new materials, and from runway fashions, as she sought to pair the best … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Fashion, Reconsidered

By Cary O’dell Cary O’Dell’s work has appeared on, and  His book, “June Cleaver Was a Feminist!  Reconsidering the Female Character of Early Television,” will be published in the fall by McFarland.  He works for the Library … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday

It’s the day after the Super Bowl. Did your team win? At next year’s party, instead of wearing your favorite football jersey, why don’t you consider sporting something similar to our latest mystery: Who designed this shoe? Think you know? … Continue reading

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