Monthly Archives: May 2014

CSA National Symposium 2014: Day 2

The second day of the symposium seemed to go so quickly and was packed with so much information that I find it hard to create a neat package of information. The day began with a panel on the history of … Continue reading

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CSA National Symposium 2014: Day 1

Here in Baltimore, MD it is the first day of the symposium and there is already so much to cover. As a new member of the Costume Society of America (CSA) there were plenty of veteran members to answer questions and … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Charles James: Beyond Fashion

This year, the Costume Institute has created a jewel box for colorful gems of silk and tulle designed by Charles James, the master manipulator of seams and an expert of controlled volume. The imaginative gowns, with names like “Cloverleaf” and … Continue reading

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Eight Memorable Fashion Moments

By Cary O’dell As we all know, fashion comes and…goes.  And, yet, for all its transitory properties, there comes along, once in a while, truly staggering, time-freezing incidents that forever impact not only the world of fashion, the world at … Continue reading

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Research Resource: GALLICA

Gallica is an invaluable online resource with an abundance of digitized French media, including fashion magazines such as Femina and Les Modes. Most material is keyword searchable, making it incredibly easy to locate information on your favorite designer or fashion … Continue reading

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On this day in fashion history… May 23, 1907

Getting ready for summer travel plans? How about taking some practical traveling advice from Vogue magazine, May 23, 1907: “Whether an outing leads seaward or beckons towards hills and mountains, whether by rail or boat, by motor or coach, dress preparations for … Continue reading

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On this day in fashion history…

On this day in fashion history, May 9, 1912, the first issue of poet Pierre Corrard’s luxury fashion almanac Modes et manières d’aujourd’hui (Fashion and manners of today) was published. Corrard was inspired to create the publication after observing three … Continue reading

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