Author Archives: Keren Ben-Horin

Lady of the Daisies

I have mentioned here and here that for quite some time I have been researching the history of the luxury beachwear brand Gottex, and specifically the work if its founder and designer of many years Lea Gottlieb. I am thrilled to share with … Continue reading

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Boots: The Height of Fashion

This coming Tuesday will mark the opening of the exhibition Boots: The Height of Fashion, curated by the students of our program in collaboration with the Museum at FIT. The exhibition will feature twenty pairs of women’s boots from the Museum’s permanent collection, … Continue reading

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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 farfetch.com 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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Guest Post: Fashion, Reconsidered

By Cary O’dell Cary O’Dell’s work has appeared on PopMatters.com, Thoughtcatalog.com and Wornthrough.com.  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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Designer Highlight: Muriel King

Mostly forgotten today Muriel King, an illustrator turned designer, was on the rise during the 1930s. She was born in 1900 in Bayview, Washington. While attending university as an art student, she designed theater costumes. She later moved to New … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2012. If it were … Continue reading

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