Category Archives: Symposium

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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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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Tomorrow: Fashion & Music Symposium at FIT

Join us tomorrow! Here are the abstracts for some of the papers that will be presented tomorrow: The Art of Exaggeration: The Fashion & Costume of Gaby Deslys A New Mode: Fashionable Women of the Theremin Callas Behavior: Fashion and … Continue reading

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Fashion & Music Symposium- Wranglers and Rhinestones: Men’s Western Wear in Country Music

Wranglers and Rhinestones: Men’s Western Wear in Country Music By Jessica Pushor The western wear introduced by the singing cowboys in the 1930’s has changed not only the clothing of country music performers and listeners but also the very identity … Continue reading

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Fashion & Music Symposium- A New Mode: Fashion, Women, and the Theremin

A New Mode: Fashion, Women, and the Theremin Patrice George When the theremin, the world’s first electronic musical instrument, was introduced to New York audiences in1928, some though it was just an amusing experiment. Its creator, Russian science professor Leon … Continue reading

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Fashion & Music Symposium- The Art of Exaggeration: the Fashion & Costume of Gaby Deslys

The Art of Exaggeration: the Fashion & Costume of Gaby Deslys By Cassidy Zachary In her day, music-hall performer Gaby Deslys (literally “of the Lilies”) was one of the most internationally celebrated stars of the WWI era, and one of … Continue reading

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