Tag Archives: History of Costume

The Art of Exhibiting Fashion History- Part I

La Belle Époque: The Art of Exhibiting Fashion History at the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art By Janet Lee “Now I was born in the heart of the Belle Époque.  I was born in Paris.  I was born on … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(left) Cornelis de Vos  (Flemish, Hulst 1584/85–1651 Antwerp), Portrait of a Young Woman, Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession Number: 71.46. (right) Jacques Fath (Designed in America for Joseph Halpert), Lord & Taylor ad, published September 1952. Special Collections and FIT Archives.

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The Study of Dress in European Paintings- Lucas Cranach the Elder

For our class of History Through the Nineteenth Century we were asked to analyze dress in a chosen painting from the 1400s to the 1800s with the aim to determine if the painter could be considered a valuable source for the study … Continue reading

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exhibition: Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands

Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands Morgan Library and Museum May 20 through September 4, 2011 This exhibition will explore the evolution of fashionable clothing in Northern Europe—from the fashion revolution of the early … Continue reading

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Then&Now

(left)Thomas Gainsborough(1727 – 1788), Sarah, Lady Innes, c.1757 oil on canvas. Henry Clay Frick Bequest, Frick Collection. (right) Rodarte, Spring 2007.

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Revolutionizing the Riding Habit: Théroigne de Méricourt as Fashion Innovator

Revolutionizing the Riding Habit: Théroigne de Méricourt as Fashion Innovator By Tracy Jenkins Of the women patriots of the French Revolution whose names are known, Théroigne de Méricourt (1762-1817), courtesan turned revolutionary, continues to fascinate. Although she participated in neither the … Continue reading

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Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

By Marsha Heiman Graduate of the program 2006 Do try to see the exhibit “Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave,” if you live in the San Francisco area or are visiting there. A painter by training, the Belgian artist … Continue reading

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