Artist, dandy and generous spirit Iké Udé spoke with Worn Through about the art of sartorial excellence, his inspiration to pursue it and the importance of costume as an index of culture. A resident of New York City, in addition to making our streets a more beautiful place to stroll, Udé...

Fellow Worn Through Contributor, Arianna, forwarded a link to me a few weeks ago on the latest fashion trend to hit beaches in China: the face-kini. It seems that while the beach-goers are as keen as playing in the sand and catching the waves as any other visitor to the seashore around the...

I want to take the opportunity this week to post news and resources for those readers of Worn Through who are juggling scholarship, adjunct teaching, other professions and life. I offer at the end of my post an invitation to share your thoughts with other readers and fellow adjunct fashion...

As I mentioned in my first book review for Worn Through, I believe the recreation of historical garments is a useful way to get closer to the study of dress, especially as museums tighten their research policies. Both the making and the wearing are direct and physical interactions with the...

replies only please–sorry I need to save on postage fees In this post we're giving away: The first reader to email me with the correct answer to the following trivia question about Worn Through question can have this book! Here is the question. The answer can be found reading previous...

As a Worn Through reader for the past several years, I have benefited greatly from the knowledge and advice of past contributors, and am excited to become a new Worn Through correspondent. I will be sharing my experiences as a part-time assistant curator of costumes and personal effects at the...

But first, I'm happy to share with you some exhibition announcements and tips that other Worn Through readers have shared with me since my last post. In Chicago, Petra reminded me that Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mileat the Chicago History Museum is entering its final...

We've written about Anita Berber before here on Worn Through, the "priestess of depravity," dancer, actress and muse to many during her years in Weimar Berlin. The contemporary images of Berber speak volumes, and viewing the highly-sexualized, sometimes fetishist styling she has inspired in...

In this new column for Worn Through, Interns Jaclyn and Michelle will explore the new and emerging field of digital resources and their potential for primary research in fashion. The first resource we would like to feature is the British Pathé Online Archive. With origins in Paris in the...

We've covered fashion's appropriation of cultural themes extensively here on Worn Through, and the endemic laissez-faire and even anti-pc attitudes toward race have arguably enabled all the "Middle Eastern Terrorists" and "hillbillies" one sees on October 31. The trivial nature of a costume,...

 

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