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CRISIS AS CATALYST IN SYSTEMS OF DRESS- Two More Abstracts

Below are two more 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. JACQUES ESTEREL’S 1971 COLLECTION AND THE GENDER … Continue reading

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She’s Got Legs on Unravel Podcast

I had the pleasure to be interviewed for the (relatively) new fashion history podcast Unravel. Jasmine Helms and Dana Goodin, two graduates of our program, have been doing such a great job in going deep into different aspects of fashion history. … Continue reading

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CSA National Symposium 2014: Day 3

  The third day of the symposium started off with presentations that had a central theme of ingenuity and the different forms ingenuity takes. Ariele Elia, curator at the Museum at FIT and a FIT graduate, gave the first presentation … Continue reading

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Eight Memorable Fashion Moments

By Cary O’dell As we all know, fashion comes and…goes.  And, yet, for all its transitory properties, there comes along, once in a while, truly staggering, time-freezing incidents that forever impact not only the world of fashion, the world at … Continue reading

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On this day in fashion history…

To the fashion world and her glamorous clientele, the Ukrainian-born New York-based couturier Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee was known simply as Valentina. Born on this day in 1899, Valentina came to America in 1923 with her husband and opened her … Continue reading

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Guest Post: After Yves

By Cary O’dell Such is the power and influence of Yves Saint Laurent that when he announced his retirement in early 2002 from his namesake fashion house, it was reported not only in the fashion press but via all aspects … 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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