Tag Archives: fashion history

Cinderella, the Sasenach, and other fantasies

Who doesn’t love a ball and a wedding?  Especially fantasy ones… http://tinyurl.com/k8cmvkt Cinderella’s ball gown caught my eye on the billboards, and I’m dying to see the movie.  I was also dying to see the gown’s construction.  It’s interesting that … Continue reading

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Decadence has Some Repeat Themes

I came across this in this morning’s news.  Fun site, eh? http://tinyurl.com/nwaznnl If you’re curious about 15th and 16th century fashion, the library has lots of books on the subject.  Here are a few: Renaissance Dress in Italy, 1400-1500, by … Continue reading

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Menswear again, and the beauty of the worn

In my post of January 30, 2014, I referred briefly to a book that has some pretty wonderful photography, “Vintage Menswear: A Collection from the Vintage Showroom”.  FIT has been smart enough to purchase this book which was put together … Continue reading

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Old silk, old roads, old habits

Last week, I came across an article which highlights some recent textile finds in Milan.   These relics are associated with the early Christian Saint Ambrose, who was elected bishop of the city of Milan in 374 C.E. What makes … Continue reading

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