Closing This Chapter For Worn Through

Worn Through officially celebrates ten years this month, and with reaching that milestone, I am suspending production in its current form. In 2007 I was a year into my doctoral program. I began seeking ways to bridge the vibrant discussions that were had among my cohort and mentors, with popular culture and fresh things happening online. There was not a satisfactory space for emerging scholars …

CFP: All That Glitters

All That Glitters: Visual Representations of Dress in the Early Modern and the Boundaries of Reliability Click here for info Dressing The Early Modern Network Conference September 14-15, 2017, Kunstgewerbemuseum & Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek, Kulturforum, Berlin, Germany Since few garments survive from the early modern period, especially pre-1700, reliance on depictions of early modern dress in art is unavoidable. Dress and textile representations in paintings, drawings, …

CFP: FROM THE PLEASURE OF PRESERVING TO THE PLEASURE OF DISPLAYING

CALL FOR PAPERS FROM THE PLEASURE OF PRESERVING TO THE PLEASURE OF DISPLAYING: The politics of fashion in the museum Date: May, 15 2017 We invite researchers and practitioners to send us their proposals by March 29, 2017. Participants will be notified by April 4, 2017. Location: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal Organisation: Centro de investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design (CIAUD), Faculdade de Arquitectura …

Experimental Fashion by Francesca Granata

Guest post from friend of Worn Through, Francesca Granata, PhD Director MA Fashion Studies, Assistant Professor, Parsons the New School For Design. I am thrilled to announce the release of my book, Experimental Fashion: Performance Art Carnival, and the Grotesque Body, which was just published by I.B. Tauris, as part of their Dress Cultures series. Experimental Fashion is a study of designers and performance artists at the …

Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness

Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness is at Jermyn Street Theatre John O’Connor, the producer wrote about the play for Worn Through: As you walk down Jermyn Street, past the gentleman’s outfitters, bespoke shoe shops and high end tailors, on towards the Piccadilly Arcade, you will see a statue. You have probably passed it hundreds of times without noticing which famous resident it celebrates. There …

Graduate Student Opportunity in History and Culture

Potential graduate students in history & culture MS or PhD level: I want to let you know at University of Georgia we are seeking students to apply for Fall 2017, January 2018, and Fall 2018 in our area. We have multiple faculty to compose thesis committees, have a 3000 piece collection that is undergoing a renovation, teach grad classes in contemporary history, museuming, merchandising, and …

CFP: Costume Society UK – October Due Date

The Costume Society (UK) Conference and Dinner London Friday June 30 – Sunday July 2, 2017 WRITING FASHION Celebrating 50 years of the Costume Society Journal and 50 years of Symposia Conference takes place at the Art Workers’ Guild in Queen Square – a magnificent Georgian building in the heart of Bloomsbury, with a Friday afternoon visit to the British Library and dinner on Saturday …

LACMA “Reigning Men” Exhibition Curator Discussion With Monica

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 Curated by Sharon S. Takeda, Kaye D. Spilker, and Clarissa M. Esguerra from LACMA’s Costume and Textiles department. Thru August 21, 2016 From the press release: Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 is a major survey exploring the history of men’s fashionable dress from the 18th to the early 21st century. …

Monica Punk Style Talk in Chicago

          FYI Chicago I’ll be doing a talk/discussion about Punk Style at the Chicago History Museum February 9 in the evening. It’s part of their book club where they’re reading Joe Meno‘s (Punk Planet) Hairstyles of the Damned. Drop me a line if you can come out. More details to come. See the link and go to events and scroll down.

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Available now: Punk Style by Worn Through founder, Monica Sklar, PhD. Find it at : Amazon.com, Powell's Books, or a bookseller near you.