Category Archives: Research

CRISIS AS CATALYST IN SYSTEMS OF DRESS- More selected abstracts

Below is another glimpse into the kind of papers that will be presented this coming Saturday May 7th at The Annual Research Symposium of the Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, Museum Practice Program at FIT’s School of Graduate Studies. NEW WOMEN, NEW … Continue reading

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CRISIS AS CATALYST IN SYSTEMS OF DRESS- Selected abstracts

Following are some of the fascinating papers which will be presented this coming Saturday May 7th at The Annual Research Symposium of the Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, Museum Practice Program at FIT’s School of Graduate Studies. CONSTRUCTING A SOVIET NARRATIVE: … Continue reading

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Patrick Kelly’s One Seam Coat

As part of their current exhibition, Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring a web tutorial on the construction of the designer’s one-seam coat. I analyzed Kelly’s technique and partnered with the PMA’s graphic design team to … 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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Fall 2013: New Links

Over the summer, many of us traveled to participate in internships, present papers, and attend conferences. There is always something new to discover in our field, and some of our research led to online discoveries: new websites or updates to … Continue reading

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Downtown, Uptown: From the Dry Goods Store to the Palace of Consumption- Part II

This is part two of a paper I presented last May at our annual symposium. You can read the first part here. By the late 1850s the Grand Street area was established as the new shopping district, but society had … Continue reading

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Downtown, Uptown: From the Dry Goods Store to the Palace of Consumption- Part I

This is a two parts post,  presented first in May 2013 at the our annual symposium. In 1835, the wealthy merchant Seabury Tredwell bought the house on 29 East Fourth Street in New York City. “The elegance and beauty of this … Continue reading

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