September Monthly Archives

Exhibits!

Below are some dress related exhibitions. This info was gathered from the Costume Society of America. PHOTOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS Through September 14 at Les Recontres d’Arles museum [Arles, France], this exhibit is guest curated by Christian Lacroix and features the work of Tim Walker and Richard Avedon, as well as images from fashion advertisements, catalogs, collections, and a history of fashion videos. Lacroix picked curators to …

New books from August

Gucci Wars: How I Survived Murder and Intrigue at the Heart of the World’s Biggest Fashion House by Jenny Gucci Publication Date: August 1, 2008 As the Sunday Herald describes it, the book “oozes sensationalism.” While the book has the potential to provide insights into the Gucci world, it apparently focuses on blood, violence and betrayal. One might have a glimmer of hope that the …

Academic jobs in MI and NY

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track Apparel Merchandising and Design Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI) Faculty position beginning either January 3, 2009 or August 18, 2009. Click here for more details. Assistant/Associate Professor of Fashion The New School (New York, NY) Studio Methods professor needed for 2009 school year. Click here for more details.

2 Luxury Conferences

In Pursuit of Luxury – commercial and academic perspectives on luxury 19 June 2009 London, United Kingdom The conference intends to expand the parameters of the debate around the concepts of luxury to provide a refreshing context to construe the familiar debates surrounding the subject. Keynote Speakers are Emanuel Ungaro, world renowned couturier and fashion designer and Professor Christopher Berry author of The Idea of …

Jackie Curtis-Fashion Innovator

The other day I watched a fabulous documentary about Jackie Curtis, who among many other notable qualities was a top-tier Warhol Superstar. One of the best parts about the film was the focus on Jackie’s dress, in regard to his complete disregard for boundaries. Most obvious of course was his blurring of gender lines and ideas about identity, but he also disavowed the rules about …

The touch of Vivier

The September 1st issue of the New Yorker (the big fashion issue, with the Marc Jacobs interview) did a little profile on the return of the stiletto (and points out that yes, it never really left) in their regular “On and Off the Avenue” column. Specifically, it pointed to Roger Vivier’s ‘Rose ‘N Roll’ platform sandal with “a five-inch heel shaped like a thorn” as …

Faculty positions

Associate/Full Professor Textile Design/Fiber Arts
 Department of Artisanry University of Massachusetts Dartmouth The Department of Artisanry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth shall be announcing a full-time faculty position search in the Textile Design/Fiber Arts program at the associate/full professor rank with consideration for tenure to begin September 1, 2009. For further information call 508.999.9295. Open Rank Tenure-track
 Faculty Position Medieval Material Culture The Bard …

Job: Director, Textile Study Center in WI

Textile Collection’s Featured Textile: Overlooking Kingston 1934, United States HLATC P.R.US.0059 DIRECTOR, TEXTILE STUDY CENTER SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON Seeking a dynamic individual with strong development and management skills to lead in the development of a Textile Study Center. The Center, which will encompass the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, the Design Gallery and the Ruth Ketterer Harris book collection, will provide …

Conference: Narratives in Indian Textiles

Mantles of Myth – Narratives in Indian Textiles December 13-15, 2008 The website for this event says (edited for length): “This event attempts to understand, explore and discover Indian literature through studying textiles. They are focusing on myths and stories that have been transformed into oral traditions, bards, songs, rituals, creative techniques/ skills/ works, performing arts and textiles. Indian textile style has evolved with the …

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