Tag Archives: Cecil Beaton

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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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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Then & Now

(left) Gwili Andre, 1932. Photograph: Cecil Beaton. (right) Kate Moss at the Ritz, Paris. Photographer: Tim Walker, Styling: Grace Coddington. Scanned from Vogue, April, 2012.

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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 & 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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Then & Now

Top: photograph by Cecil Beaton, dresses by Charles James, Vogue, 1948. Bottom: photograph by Mario Testino, Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover, March 2012.

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Then & Now Special Edition: Lady Gaga

I am not a Gaga fan, in fact I am always surprised how many people (who should know better) admire her. Music aside, the Lady has an interesting fashion sense. Some worship her sartorial choices, others think she is nothing but a … Continue reading

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