Spring Exhibitions Checklist

As this is my last post for Worn Through, I wanted to start by thanking Monica and the whole team for creating such a fun and lively community that I was happy to be a part of for so long.  I would also like to thank the readers of Worn Through who have inspired conversations, shared events and comments, and helped to make it all …

Pratt Institute Fashion Show: Next Thursday, April 25th – A Conversation with Assistant Chairperson of Fashion, Shannon Bell Price

Next Thursday April 25th, Pratt Institute will be hosting their annual student fashion show.  I was impressed by the student work featured in their look book for the event and thrilled to hear about the school’s choice this year for their Visionary Award, an honor previously bestowed on recipients Hamish Bowles, Diane von Furstenberg, and Catherine Malandrino, among others.  While I encourage those available to …

Modes: An Interview with Artist Caitlin Keogh

Brooklyn artist, Caitlin Keogh has a solo show on view at Leslie Fritz gallery in New York through March 30th titled Modes.  I was pleased to have the opportunity to ask her a few questions about her approach to art making and the interplay between design and fine art.  Please read below for our interview. Caitlin Keogh, Blackpool, Acrylic on MDF, 2012, 16 x 12 …

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity

Auguste Renoir, Madame Georges Charpentier and Her Children, 1878, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 07.122 Just recently the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s version of Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity opened.  This exhibition was first on view at Musée d’Orsay and will travel from the Met to close at The Art Institute of Chicago.  But for now, those in New York have through May 27, 2013 to …

Some Fashion Events in NYC For 2013

Since 2013 began, my time has been so consumed with working on exhibitions and other projects, that I have not had the time to visit any shows on my own!  A few that I’d hoped to see have now closed before I’ve had the chance to check them out, which includes the Bjarne Melgaard show, A ‘New Novel’, which included clothing by Jack McCullough and …

From the Archive: President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs

One of my favorite end of the year activities is to indulge in some time at the movie theater.  Nothing seems to melt away the holiday chaos so quickly, and with nomination time looming just around the corner, there’s rarely a shortage of good films to see.  When partaking in one of the season’s blockbusters this December, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, I found my preoccupation with …

PRATT FASHION ON 14th – Final Fall lecture this Monday!

Image via This Fall Pratt School of Design has presented a free series of lectures titled: Fashion on 14th, which takes place on Monday nights.  I’ve been hoping to cover one of the talks for Worn Through, but one circumstance after another has prevented that from happening.  However, this Monday is the final lecture of the season and I wanted to be sure not to …

Designing the Second Skin: The Work of Giorgio di Sant’Angelo 1971-1991

On view for a short time only, is the exhibition Designing the Second Skin: The Work of Giorgio di Sant’Angelo 1971-1991.  Housed at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson galleries at Parsons school of design, this student-curated show will be up through December 14th. Giorgio di Sant’Angelo pieces in Museum collections; Left: Dress, 1971.  The Museum at FIT, 91.254.25;Right: Ensemble, 1968.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, …

Disaster Planning and Cultural Institutions

The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, CT, June 2010.  Image via: CT Post As New York City prepares for a potential hit by Hurricane Sandy, many of the local museums and institutions have been reviewing their disaster plans to ensure that they are ready in the event of an emergency.  Last summer on the very day that we were shaken by a rare earthquake, I sat …

Ivy Style at The Museum at FIT – Now on view through January 5th

As September rolled around this year, I found myself missing the start of a new academic semester and all the accompanying activities.  The current exhibition up at the Fashion Institute of Technology provided an enjoyable antidote to life beyond graduate school with a lively installation that focuses on a small segment of fashion history. Ivy Style chronicles the emergence of the preppy look in American …

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