Symposia

Undressing the Fashionable Myth Symposium

The founders of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture established an exclusive trade union in 1868 made up of fashion houses that produced one of a kind garments of the highest quality for their clients – haute couture. These days, the phrase haute couture is nothing more than a buzzword and is often used … Continue reading

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Exhibitions

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Exhibition

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Fashion & Textile History Gallery May 26 – November 13, 2010 The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green … Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award: Fashion for the High Street

Closing Date: Monday 26th May 2010 Background Applications are invited for this AHRC-funded three year collaborative doctoral award, entitled ‘Fashion for the High Street. The design and making of menswear in Leeds 1945-1980’, tenable in the School of History at the University of Leeds, in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries. This project will investigate … Continue reading

Uncategorized

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

Exhibitions

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor Learn more about a two-day symposium hosted by the Brooklyn Museum and The Costume Institute at the Met. American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn exclusively from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at … Continue reading