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Transition lights

This great layout from Vogue magazine from February 15, 1934 allows me to highlight some super things about our collections here at the FIT Library. The Gladys Marcus Library specializes in feeding the designer’s mind.  We focus most on clothing … 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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The Future, as Imagined in the Past

So today I got an email from the British Museum, which has several really nifty blogs. http://www.britishmuseum.org/blog.aspx?ref=header Not surprising, because they are a museum full of very nifty things.  Someone on staff had found an article, written in 1969, thinking … Continue reading

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