Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty May 4, 2011–July 31, 2011 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, … Continue reading

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Articles

Q and A: Tim Gunn

Q and A: Tim Gunn * By Megan Gambino * Smithsonian magazine, December 2010 The co-host of Lifetime TV’s Project Runway talks about what makes good design and more. Especially interesting is the question regarding whether designers should visit museums and Gunn’s statement that clothes are a form of semiotics. Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Q-and-A-Tim-Gunn.html#ixzz16jAtW8KA Continue reading

Calls for Papers

CFP: Inaugural Issue: The Journal of Black Masculinity

Call for Papers: Inaugural Issue: The Journal of Black Masculinity Call for Papers Deadline: 2010-08-31 The Journal of Black Masculinity is an online open access peer-reviewed international publication providing multiple discoursed and multiple disciplined based analyses of issues and/or perspectives with regard to black masculinities. The journal invites empirical, theoretical, and literary scholarship; as well … Continue reading

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Civil War fashion from Bentonville Battlefield re-enactors

FOUR OAKS, N.C. – Even as soldiers battled in wool flannel uniforms all year, Civil War-era ladies wore wool all year, too. At this weekend’s re-enactment of the Battle of Bentonville (http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi), Hilda Mariquez and other female re-enactors will be decked out in boots, hoops, corsets and petticoats that may be topped with nets or … Continue reading