Month: November 2015

  • Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style

    Just released this week, Fashion Plates:  150 Years of Style, which features 200 fashion plates from our collection.  Many of these beautiful images, which date between 1778-1928, have not been reproduced since their original date of publication. Thank you to Yale University Press for their unerring support of this project which is currently available as…

  • From Russia with Love: Fira Benenson

    While sorting though a recent donation, a small collection of exquisitely detailed sketches by one Fira Benenson came to perk my curiosity.  Her name was unfamiliar to me, and as someone who spends a great deal of time immersed in fashion history ephemera, I know that often this means a fascinating discovery is at-hand. I…