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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Guest Post: In Defense of Trends

By Cary O’Dell Almost as frequently as the fashion fleet rings the death knell for the couture, various writers and bloggers also chime in with another bit of fashion “news.”  Namely that fashion trends are now a thing of the … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Roger Fry and the Omega Workshops

Yes, this textile was designed by Roger Fry (1866 – 1934), a co-founder of the Omega Workshops. Founded by Roger Fry, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell in 1913, the Omega Workshops became the first English organization to fully embrace Post-Impressionism. Though … Continue reading

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Fashions and Textiles of the Wiener Werkstätte

My brief study of the textiles of the Wiener Werkstätte last week left me wishing I knew more, so I spent the last week mining some additional information and images to share with you. Here are some equally intriguing tidbits … Continue reading

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