Author Archives: Cassidy Zachary

About Cassidy Zachary

Cassidy Zachary is a fashion historian, research consultant and writer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also works as a costumer in film and television. Her first book entitled Fashion and the Art of Pochoir, written with co-author April Calahan, is to be published by Thames & Hudson later this year.

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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On this day in fashion history…

To the fashion world and her glamorous clientele, the Ukrainian-born New York-based couturier Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee was known simply as Valentina. Born on this day in 1899, Valentina came to America in 1923 with her husband and opened her … Continue reading

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