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You Should Be Watching: The Artist Project

Launched last week on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s YouTube Channel, The Artist Project looks at specific artists or works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection from the perspective of artists who have been affected by that work. The whole 20-episode series is worth watching, with an average episode length of three minutes. Below, I’ve shared the introduction to the series, along with three …

Domestic Affairs: Hollywood Costume Review Teaser!

I had fully intended to write up a review of the Hollywood Costume exhibition, which I had the good fortune to see this past Sunday. Unfortunately work, job and PhD applications, and jury duty have all consumed my time. So in anticipation of my review to be posted on February 25, here is an wonderful video to whet your appetites. This exhibition is nothing short of amazing …

You Should Be Watching: Printing Fashion

Do you dream of a future in which, when confronted with a limited wardrobe, you can purchase a pattern online and print yourself a new outfit? 3D printing technology has not yet advanced to that level. 3D printers capable of producing large-scale pieces are expensive to purchase and maintain, and printed fashion, like other 3D-printed objects, is typically made of plastic or polyamide (nylon). Rather than woven or …

You Should Be Watching: Teen-Age Fashion

While researching topics for an Museum Theory class project last Spring, I stumbled upon a 1944 Life article profiling a group of teen girls in suburban Missouri who, according the the magazine, “liv[ed] in a wonderful world all their own.” Much of the story focuses on fashion, and I was struck by the accompanying photographs of 15-17 year-old girls wearing baggy jeans and oversized mens’ shirts, clothing …

Happy New Year!

Celebrate the New Year with some wonderful Pathé videos: ‘Fashions on Ice’ from 1965 and New Year’s celebrations from 1970! If you want something a little older, see how the New Year was celebrated (and what costumes were worn) with Fancy Dresses Described, from 1887. Resources found by Emma.

You Should Be Watching: Fashion and Textile Museum Channels

Increasingly, museums are utilizing video – along with other social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram – as a route to promote exhibitions and engage visitors. The Victoria and Albert museum recently set a new standard with David Bowie Is, a film documenting the exhibition of the same name that was screened in theaters worldwide in November. A number of fashion and textile museums produce …

You Should be Watching: The Return of John Galliano

Last month, Renzo Rosso of unconventional fashion brand conglomerate Only the Brave confirmed the appointment of John Galliano as creative director of Margiela Haute Couture. Galliano has kept a low profile since his dismissal from Dior and his eponymous label in 2011 following allegations of verbal abuse and the release of a video in which he makes anti-semitic proclamations. He appeared on Charlie Rose last year, and …

You Should Be Watching: Fashion and the First Ladies

Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady of the United States has been characterized by several worthy initiatives, such as Let’s Move! which strives to eliminate childhood obesity in a generation, and encouraging students to continue their education past high school through Reach Higher. In addition to her important work, there is one topic that never fails to get Mrs. Obama media coverage: her fashion choices. Mrs. …

Back to School: Top Five Research Resources

It’s September, which means back to school!  There hasn’t been a single year when I am not completely preoccupied by what to wear on the first day of class.  Crafting and presenting my socio-intellectual-professional identity becomes a full-time project from the end of August until the start of term.  Taking the time to equip myself sartorially was always a helpful way to manage the uncertainty …

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