In the second half of the eighteenth and the early nineteenth century, various countries in the Western world underwent both revolutions and reforms that are especially noteworthy for dress history. The French Revolution and its effects on the clothing of the upper class is well documented, a...

Think of the Lotus Exos program as the most brilliant F1 development strategy in history. Lotus is returning to F1, having announced their new F1-car and begun development testing already. The competition is fierce though, and development costs for the series are phenomenal, so what if there...

She will be presenting her MA thesis, "Satirical/Sartorial: Fashion Cartoons in the New Yorker Magazine," at Brighton University's Developments in Dress History conference. Her particular focus at the conference will be regarding how her research was inspired by the publications and...

Rocker Gwen Stefani's unique pink and white dress showed classic with-a-twist wedding style. In 2002, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani embraced a classic style with a unique twist in her custom-made silk faille wedding dress Galliano for Dior gown with a fuchsia dip-dyed skirt. The dress...

I've lost count of the number of wedding dress exhibitions that have come and gone since I entered the world of dress history. This is perhaps because, as one of humanity's oldest and most universal ceremonies, there is so much to explore and learn. There is also the simple fact that most...

Her research interests include late 19th and early 20th century dress, historic and contemporary consumer behavior and visual merchandising. This past June, I had the opportunity to attend Erica Hoelscher's professional development session entitled "Teaching Costume and Dress History in a...

. I started out as a Japanese language and culture scholar, and while my research focuses since I entered the field of dress history have drifted westward, I still have a love for and fascination with Japan and Korea. I had also become very interested in the type of kimono this exhibition...

Last weekend I ventured out of the city for a rare trip that was destined to be entirely devoid of museum visits or anything relating to dress history. It was my first foray up into the UK's divine Lake District National Park, and uncharacteristically, I was prepared for a wholly outdoors...

In the last Rat Race post, The Hunt for Funding, I highlighted various sources of financial support available for fashion, textiles and dress history students in the UK and US. In this post, I will reflect on my past experiences of applying for funding, and how to make your application...

About a year ago I was forced to confront assumptions not only about a particular museum, but about my knowledge of Japanese dress history which, until then, I didn't know I had. The results of which were as wonderful as they were surprising. My hometown is only an hour and a half away from...

 

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