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Fashionista Friday – the Turkey

While the roasted turkey may be the star of the American Thanksgiving table next Thursday, turkey feathers have had a steady supporting role in the fashion world for centuries.  Last spring, Karl Lagerfeld introduced his Autumn/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection for … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Lagerfeld’s Questionable Legacy

By Cary O’dell Cary O’Dell’s work has appeared on PopMatters.com, Thoughtcatalog.com and Wornthrough.com.  His book, “June Cleaver Was a Feminist!  Reconsidering the Female Character of Early Television,” will be published in the fall by McFarland.  He works for the Library … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part II, Lace

Last week I introduced several examples that show how fashion designers use the combination of black and white to contrast parts of a garment or body and to explore sexual identities. This week I would like show another theme that … Continue reading

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Fashion in Black & White- Part I, Structure

‘Coco’ Chanel’s ” little black dress” is maybe the most famous fashion item of dress. Although some fashion scholars challenge the perception that Chanel was the first to create and promote the chic, simple, and elegant “little black dress”, she … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Daphne Guinness

By Fiona Tedds ‘I don’t do event dressing, because every day is an event.’ Daphne Guinness.  In a world where the art of getting dressed is often overlooked, it is thrilling to know that so long as people like Daphne … Continue reading

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Haute Couture techniques with expert Claire Shaeffer

By  Anna Yanofsky The only thing better than spending a long morning ogling a rack of couture garments, is doing so with an expert guide. In her many years as one of sewing’s premiere Haute Couture technique experts, teachers, and … Continue reading

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