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.

Press Releases vs. Posts

Hi readers, Just an FYI. My in-box has been flooded lately with fascinating emails but those I can not exactly work with. We rarely publish press release material such as event listings, things for sale, new items published, or new classes at schools. However, we do love hearing about all of these things, and so do our readers. Worn Through is aimed to promote conversation, community, …

Conference Photos: Fashion, Sex & Power, with Eicher and Steele

I had a blast at the recent Fashion Sex and Power conference at the University of Minnesota honoring Joanne B. Eicher and featuring Keynote speaker Valerie Steele. The rooms were filled with a vast array of international scholars, undergrad students all the way through Emeritus Professors, from Europe, Asia, Africa, and throughout the United States, including a huge number of Joanne’s mentees (myself included). Many of …

Susanne Bartsch Interview: MFIT exhibition

As a subculture enthusiast and scholar, it was a pleasure to spend some time email-interviewing NYC style leader Susanne Bartsch, who is the subject of the latest Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology exhibition. Worn Through covers numerous exhibitions in the form of reviews and from the curators’ and conservationists’ perspective. This interview is a refreshing change, since it discusses an exhibition from the …

Pictures! Pictures! A Plea to Readers

Worn Through wants to post your pictures. If you attend a symposium or event, saw a fabulous exhibition (and have permission), or otherwise, we’d love to post some of your pictures that are relevant to our readers of museum professionals, academics, historians, entertainment industry folks, and more! Let’s put some names and faces together of all those wonderful papers and books we read. Let’s let …

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