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In the Mood: 1940s

http://www.phxart.org/exhibition/exhibitioninthemood.php Ellman Fashion Design Gallery April 3, 2010 – August 15, 2010 Strong-shouldered suits with hats and gloves, and slinky, draped gowns recall the glamour of 1940s fashion. Wartime rationing created restrictions on the amount of material which could be used in a garment, and fostered an atmosphere of patriotic ingenuity and understatement. Women were … Continue reading

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New York Fashion, Costumes, and Textiles

New York Fashion, Costumes, and Textiles Collection Unparalleled for their splendor, documentation, and extraordinary level of preservation, the 27,000 objects of the Costume Collection not only chronicle the stylistic evolution of our nation’s fashion capital, but proffer an intimate insight into the social history of its populace. Its holdings betray the aspirational nature of fashion, … Continue reading

Lectures

Think Pink! Forecasting National Color Trends from Midtown Manhattan, 1920s – 1950s

F.I.T. NYC Lecture: Think Pink! Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Who predicted color trends before Pantone and the Color Marketing Group? This talk explores the careers of America’s first professional color forecasters and their efforts to coordinate the flow of color information through the millinery, leather, garment, and textile … Continue reading