Fashioning Fashion @LACMA with CSA

* I’m happy to report that the Western Region of the Costume Society of America will be hosting a behind-the-scenes tour of the much anticipated exhibition, Fashioning Fashion:European Dress in Detail, 1800-1915, on December 4 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (registration deadline is November 24). Vogue Magazine did a spread in a recent issue and took a video of the ‘behind the …

Job Opportunity: Professor of Apparel Design

* Assistant, Associate or Full Professor – Apparel Design Cornell University Field: Fiber Science Department: Fiber Science & Apparel Design Description: The department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is seeking applications  for a tenure track faculty member in Apparel Design (open rank).  The successful candidate will be expected to develop: a scholarly research program in …

A Little Different: Books on Zandra Rhodes, Star Trek and New Zealand Fashion,

Today, I’m happy to bring you a short and sweet round-up of three books that are a little bit ‘different.’ In these pages, authors discuss  the unusual,  the nerdy and the truly unique,. Specifically: the whimsical textile designs of Zhandra Rhodes, a geeky bit of pop culture (Star Trek), and a large and insightful book on a whole region known for it’s extremely creative design …

Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns (Part II)

* Last week I began the first of a two-part interview with curator Cynthia Amnéus of The Cincinnati Art Museum, who is now putting the final touches on the new exhibition opening in just three days (on October 9) “Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns.” The exhibition will present sixty wedding gowns dating to the late 18th century up through the present day. It …

MET: Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships 2011-2012

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships 2011-2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships provide practical training and hands-on treatment of works of art to junior conservators and scientific researchers in the field. Junior fellowships are intended for those who have completed graduate-level training in conservation. The fellowships also support senior scholars carrying out independent research projects related to …

Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns (Part I)

* Opening in just a few short weeks (on October 9) The Cincinnati Art Museum will present an exhibition of sixty wedding gowns dating to the late 18th century up through the present day titled “Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns.” This exhibition and the accompanying catalog were the brainchild of curator Cynthia Amnéus, professor Sara Long Butler and associate professor Katherine Jellison. Image …

Lecture: Natacha Rambova Design

* I am thrilled to say that I’ve been invited to give a lecture on the design career of Natacha Rambova on October 7 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, in Salt Lake City. Natacha Rambova: A Career in Design Natacha Rambova changed careers nearly as often as she changed her name. Her work in ballet performance and design, early Hollywood film costume and …

Job Opportunity: Chair, Department of Fashion Design

Employer name: Woodbury University, School of Media, Culture & Design Date Posted: Sept. 10, 2010 Job Title: Chair, Department of Fashion Design Woodbury University’s School of Media, Culture & Design invites applications for a faculty position as Chair to lead the Department of Fashion Design beginning in Fall 2011. The department offers a NASAD-accredited BFA in Fashion Design with a minor in costuming for film …

Book Review: Accessories to Modernity

I’m thrilled to bring you a review by Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell. She is an eminently qualified scholar, and the co-author of a forthcoming book Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 – 1915, which will be published by Prestel next week (September 22). I asked her if she would spend some time analyzing a new book, Accessories to Modernity: Fashion and the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century …

Primary Source Highlight: Historic Women’s Wear Daily

* Those who follow my Twitter feed (@Fashionhistoria) will know that I’ve been spending a good deal of time in the newspapers and manuscripts division of the UC Berkeley Library looking through historical volumes of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). I’ve been slowly making my way through 10 volumes covering the first six months of 1927, and the first six months of 1929 (don’t ask me …

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