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This week has been rather eventful in the fashion history news world.

On Wednesday, 23 March, Elizabeth Taylor passed away in Los Angeles. Heather wrote a wonderful post about this “supernova” of a woman and how both her films and she, herself contributed to fashion. As expected, many others weighed in on Taylor’s life, career and style: A post at Irenebrination explored her connection to Italian fashion, the New York Times celebrated her personal style through a series of photos, and Worn Journal offered a poignant good bye as well as many, many more.

Friday, 25 March saw the 100th anniversary of the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Fire which launched the garment labor movement in the United States. The New York Times featured several articles, including a brief history of the shirtwaist garment (and the fire), which was discussed in more detail by Heather. Worn Journal also contributed to the discussion with their own article and list of further readings; On This Day In Fashion interviewed Jim Kuemmerle about his jazz project inspired by the fire, and commemorated the even with a feature post.

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