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Balmain: From French Refinement to Kardashian Clickbait

This article is the second in our presentations about Parisian couture houses active today and how they came into being. Pierre Balmain, founder, 1914-1982 Balmain was born in the town of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, in the Savoy region of France.  His father … Continue reading

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Magazine of the Week

Hi, everybody! This week’s magazine is an oldie but a goodie! Before Amy Shumer, Tina Fey,  or Margaret Cho, before Bust, and “Sex and the City”, there was Helen Gurley Brown, who was single and loved it.  She wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Spring, and pretty gowns in bloom, pt. 1

The library’s Periodicals and Electronic Resources department subscribes to a several bridal magazines.  We subscribe to these for their presentation of many items, not just pretty gowns, so we thought we should point them out to you. If you’re curious … Continue reading

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