Category Archives: Research

Guest Post by Heather Vaughan

Icon: The Shirtwaist Dress in Good Housekeeping and other media Presented at Women in Magazines Conference at Kingston University, London, on 22-23 June 2012 Heather Vaughan is an independent writer and fashion historian, whose work focuses on the study of dress … Continue reading

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

When flipping through fashion magazines from the 1980s it is clear that fashion designers of the time were fascinated with the past. But, it is not just one period in the past, but rather a wild mix of influences that makes the … Continue reading

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

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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Fashion in Black & White- Part III, Flowers

In the last two posts, I have introduced how fashion designers structure garments in black and white, and how they explore contrasting ideas of sexuality and feminine models through the use of black and white lace. This week I’d like … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part II, Lace

Last week I introduced several examples that show how fashion designers use the combination of black and white to contrast parts of a garment or body and to explore sexual identities. This week I would like show another theme that … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part I, Structure

‘Coco’ Chanel’s ” little black dress” is maybe the most famous fashion item of dress. Although some fashion scholars challenge the perception that Chanel was the first to create and promote the chic, simple, and elegant “little black dress”, she … Continue reading

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March Treasure of The Month- André Studios

I am especially thrilled to introduce this month’s treasure, as I was one the many who worked on this wonderful project. This is a collaboration between the Picture Collection of The New York Public Library  and FIT’s Special Collections. It … Continue reading

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