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What to Wear to a Revolution

  (click to enlarge) In early November 1793, amidst the most violent period of the French Revolution, the National Convention issued this decree declaring that the citizens of France were “free to wear such garments appropriate to their sex in … Continue reading

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The Myth of Poiret as Debunked by 1906

As a fashion historian, working in a Special Collections unit which focuses almost entirely on the history of design, is both a fantastic job and a wonderful education in its own right.  The objects which encompass my day-to-day routine continually … Continue reading

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