Tag Archives: 20th Century Fashion History

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…

On this day in fashion history, May 9, 1912, the first issue of poet Pierre Corrard’s luxury fashion almanac Modes et manières d’aujourd’hui (Fashion and manners of today) was published. Corrard was inspired to create the publication after observing three … Continue reading

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Clara Bow: The Rise and Fall of the Fashionable Flapper

It’s happening tomorrow! Join us for Modes of Modernity, a symposium held by the  Fashion and Textiles Studies program at FIT. Here is another example of the kind of research students will share. We know you don’t want to miss it. Come … Continue reading

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MODERN METROPOLIS: The New York Skyline in Textile Design, 1890-1940

Next Saturday the Fashion and Textiles Studies program at FIT will hold their annual symposium. To get you excited, we will share some of the papers that will be presented in the week to come.  We hope to see you there. The … Continue reading

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Clothed in the Cosmos: Astronomy in Textile & Fashion Design, 1920-1945

Next Saturday the Fashion and Textiles Studies program at FIT will hold their annual symposium. To get you excited, we will share some of the papers that will be presented in the week to come.  We hope to see you there. The event … 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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Symposium: Modes of Modernity

  We are so thrilled about the topic of this year’s annual symposium organized by the students of FIT’s MA program Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice. The students will explore modernity and modernism in 20th century fashion in eleven … Continue reading

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