Calls for Papers

CFP: Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design

CFP Deadline: December 15, 2011 Conference Location: Boston, MA Conference Date: April 11-14, 2012 Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption & Design is concerned with all areas and aspects of style, fashion, clothing, design, and related trends, as well as appearances and consumption using and/or including: historical sources, manufacturing, aesthetics, marketing, branding, merchandising, retailing, psychological/ sociological aspects … Continue reading

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Conferences / Publications

Conference: Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues

Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues 3rd Global Conference Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom Fashion is a statement, a stylised form of expression which displays and begins to define a person, a place, a class, a time, a religion, a culture, and even a nation. This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary … Continue reading

Calls for Papers / News

Call for Papers: Deconstructing Costume Histories: Rereading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions

100th Annual CAA Conference – Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012 Session – Deconstructing Costume Histories: Rereading Identities in Fashion Collections and Exhibitions Co-chairs: Consuelo Gutierrez and Ian McDermott NEW Abstract Deadline: May 20th, 2011 Please send completed submission form, a one to two page double-spaced abstract, a letter explaining the speaker’s interest and expertise in … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Art Story Foundation reviews Vienna 1900: Style and Identity

On The Art Story Foundation’s Review of the Neue Galerie’s “Vienna 1900: Style and Identity”. The exhibition’s inclusion of the importance of psychoanalysis in art and design (including a few fashion examples such as a Reform dress, corset, and Klimt paintings of women in glittering mosaic garments) was quite intriguing and definitely worth a visit … Continue reading

Exhibitions

American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection Exhibition

Brooklyn Museum American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection May 7–August 1, 2010 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its … Continue reading

Exhibitions

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity Exhibition

Costume Institute The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from … 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

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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