"Fairy Tale Fashion" Exhibit at the Museum at FIT

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology reinterprets the original fairy tales written by the storytellers Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and others… Not the Disney versions.  Since these fairy tales were more like fictional horror stories graphic cautionary tales to keep children well-behaved,  the literature is quite horrifying—read Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Little Mermaid and you’ll […]

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Parsons School of Design Discusses Influential New York Women in Fashion Retail

I was pleasantly surprised to find the Women in New York Fashion: Twentieth Century Retail Mavens symposium on Eventbrite. The general public’s knowledge of fashion is solely focused on the designers and the celebrities who wear their designs. As talented and fascinating as these designers are, there’s a group of people responsible for placing them in the […]

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Fashion and Surrealism

As much I miss college already, I don’t miss the lack of free time to read.  Last fall, I took workshop about 20th century fashion. The course had several interesting reading assignments to supplement the lectures, but I had only lightly skimmed through them. Now I finally have the time to curl up and read […]

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"Beauty as Duty" Exhibit at MFA

Last weekend, the university hosted a trip the the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There were two exhibits I wanted to see especially–“Figure/Fabric/Fantasy”: Selections from the Jean S. Frederic A Sharf Collection of Fashion Drawing and “Beauty as Duty”: Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Britain. Other exhibits at the MFA include “Silver, […]

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Fashion Documentaries … On Netflix?!

When I think of Netflix, I think of the service having television shows and movies that are too old to be called recent and too recent to be called old. In other words, I deemed Netflix as a waste of time, because I already saw those movies on HBO or Cinemax. As for television shows, […]

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Reading Aloud: Diana Vreeland

Diana VreelandWritten by Eleanor Dwight Up to this point, I did not know who Diana Vreeland actually was. It is sinful, I know. After reading many fashion biographies and articles, I had the impression she was a model. I was not entirely wrong with this impression–she had in fact modeled  for one Harper’s Bazaar shoot […]

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Fashion Reading List Winter 2011

Media Credit: xaxor.com Now that the fall semester is finally over, it’s time to catch up on some fashion reading. There are a lot of books that have been released, the most exciting are the Christian Louboutin and Dior Couture pieces. I left the PDFs on fashion branding in the dorm, but I plan on […]

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