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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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Needles found: one last corset book

But wait!  There’s one more! A few weeks ago, Denise and I posted a “Needles in the Stacks” which reviewed the library’s books about making corsets.  When I combed StyleCat, there was one more book that looked like it belonged … Continue reading

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Needles in the Stacks: a cinch to stitch

Welcome back to our regular review of sewing how-to books here in the library.  Sorry about the delay, but you all know what the beginning of the semester is like!  Denise Ingram and I both work in the Periodicals and … Continue reading

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