This year Worn Through announced its first ever research award. We were thrilled at the significant number of highly qualified applicants and proposals, and the committee wrestled with deciding a single winner as we wanted to support so many of the interesting projects.
So, we split the award between two applicants: Dr. Heidi Brevik-Zender and Elizabeth Way.
Heidi, an Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside will be using the funds toward acquiring images for reproduction for her forthcoming book entitled “Fashioning Spaces: Mode and Modernity in Late- Nineteenth-Century Paris.”
Elizabeth, a Costume Studies master’s candidate at New York University, will use the funds to help with travel to the Costume Society of America conference to present her research entitled “Elizabeth Keckly and Ann Lowe: Recovering an African American Fashion Legacy.”
Both winners will be writing blog posts about the projects and process and how the funds were incorporated into their work. We look forward to hearing all about these fascinating endeavors.
Thank you to everyone who applied and also those who showed interest in the award, and we hope to provide more in the future. If you would like to advertise with Worn Through, a majority portion of the profits go toward these awards.