Tag Archives: Christian Dior

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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Foundations in Vogue:1953-1963

The third post in the series of Fashion Photography. Read Landis Lee’s post on the innovative street photographer Edward Linley Sambourne  and Kathryn Squitieri’s post on street-style fashion photography before 1920. By Larissa Shirley King Foundation garments are functional undergarments, which mold … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Heather Vaughan

Icon: The Shirtwaist Dress in Good Housekeeping and other media Presented at Women in Magazines Conference at Kingston University, London, on 22-23 June 2012 Heather Vaughan is an independent writer and fashion historian, whose work focuses on the study of dress … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part III, Flowers

In the last two posts, I have introduced how fashion designers structure garments in black and white, and how they explore contrasting ideas of sexuality and feminine models through the use of black and white lace. This week I’d like … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(left) Lady Curzon, in Charles Fredrick Worth ‘Peacock Dress’, 1902-3. Oil on Canvas, attributed to William Logsdail, English (1859-1844). (right) Mary Jane Russell in Dior  gown. Photograph: Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper’s Bazaar, October 1951.

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Books Books Books

New and upcoming fashion books: Loris Azzaro By Jéromine Savignon (Assouline) From the publisher: Jéromine Savignon looks at the life and legacy of French fashion icon Loris Azzaro. Creatively fearless, Azzaro designed fashions that embody the nocturnal sensuality of the sixties … Continue reading

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December Treasure of the Month

What are you wearing to your New Year’s Eve party? undecided? Here are some ideas from the Bergdorf Goodman Archives, now at FIT’s Special Collections. These dresses and others were available for customers to order through Bergdorf’s Custom Salon from … Continue reading

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Books Books Books

This fall there is abundance of new fashion-related books: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Abrams) Written by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who also produced a documentary about Diana Vreeland and is married to her grandson Alexander. About the book … Continue reading

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Christian Dior and Charles James

After the spring 2010 Christian Dior haute couture show, John Galliano cited a trip to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as the inspiration for his collection. Galliano explained, “I was reading that, actually, it was Charles … Continue reading

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