Category Archives: Research

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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Guest Post- War in Conflict: World War I, Haute Couture and the Fashionable Body (Part I)

By Katy Conover  Katy Conover is currently working as a research assistant at the Victoria & Albert Museum on the upcoming “Hollywood Costume” exhibition. She received her MA from the RCA/V&A program in History of Design. Her current research focus on early … Continue reading

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part III, Men’s Wear)

In the previous part I and part II, I suggested some explanations to why the broad shoulders associated with the 1940s made a come back in the 1980s. I was curious to understand if the influence of war years on the style of the … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part IV, Graphics

This is the last and final part of the special four-parts post Fashion in Black & White. In the past three weeks, I have attempted to show that the combination of black and white is a theme most, if not all, … Continue reading

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part II)

Last week I tried to show that although it is easy to see the direct influence of military on 1940s fashion, uniform-inspired fashion was not necessarily carried into the 1980s simply as part of a 1940s retro. While designers of the 1980s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Schiaparelli’s Shock Tactics (Part II)

By Victoria Pass Today’s post is by Victoria Pass, she received her PhD from the University of Rochester in May 2011 and she is currently teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her dissertation, Strange Glamour, examines fashion and … Continue reading

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