A mish-mash before the deluge

 Pooneh Maghazehe, Hells Angel, 2008 , Amish Dress, plastic hair beads, rhinestones, embroidery thread, Indian trim, sequins

(By Pooneh Maghazehe, Hell's Angel, 2008 , Amish Dress, plastic hair beads, rhinestones, embroidery thread, Indian trim, sequins.)

Rather than a history post or book review (life is getting in the way again), this week I’m doing a quick grouping of fashion related tid-bits.

  • Though obviously not in the academic vein, it might be right for a number of you: Refinery 29 is looking for a “smart, savvy, energetic, resourceful, and infinitely fashion-forward individual to join our online team as a blog editor/staff writer.” Details are available at The Pipeline: Style on Tap.
  • Art Asia Pacific magazine (July/August issue) included a review of the Artists in Exile exhibition at the Arario Gallery in New York. Several  Amish dresses by Pooneh Maghazehe, an Iranian American artist, were included. The dresses (see example above) were embroidered and decorated with inspiration from a number of cultures. Take a look at her bio too. In her artists statement, she says, “My use of the Amish dress serves as a starting point and an analogy for the role of the veil in Iran.” If any of you saw this exhibition, I’d love to hear your comments. It sounds similar in inspiration to the exhibition Fabric of Culture (Museum of Craft and Folk Art), which I reviewed for Dress.

I’ll have some bigger and better posts to contribute next week. This week alone I’m going to take a peek at some Avedon as well as cross cultural shoe history, so stay tuned!

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