Enter the Purple Dress, a single-strapped number, displayed to tremendous effect in the powder room mirrors. Again, there is a discrepancy between the color of the garment in photos and its color in the film. The White Dress is perhaps the most famous, as the pleated halter Monroe wore over...

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...

Announcing a Call for Papers from Worn Through Founder & Editor Monica Sklar's alma mater: Fashion and ... Communication will take place May 2-3, 2014, at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. Submission Deadline: January 5, 2014. Third in a series of events entitled "Fashion...

Worn Through is seeking three new contributors! Three of Worn Through's contributors are moving on and we wish them well, so now we are searching for some more wonderful fashion academics to join our team. 1. Are you a higher education instructor in dress and fashion studies? Preferably in...

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...

"That's, uh, quite a dress you almost have on," Jerry comments. "What holds it up?" "Modesty," she replies. Modesty is fleeting. Later, they travel to a Montparnasse bar, where lovely Lise is drinking with friends. Lise's youth is highlighted by the fact that she doesn't need to expose...

In her blogpost Laneri recounted childhood Thansgiving celebrations where she had worn special occasion dresses, and that she had decided to revive the tradition by dressing up that year. The things that struck me most about Menkes's piece were its title ('A Celebration of Dressing Up'),...

It is also inspired by my work on the Australian Dress Register. I am a strong believer that dress and fashion research should include close examination of actual examples of dress. Through my work at the Museum and for the ADR I have learnt much about Australian dress through examining...

University of York, UK May 28-30, 2015 CFP Deadline: January 15, 2015 Disseminating Dress is a three-day international and interdisciplinary conference that explores how ideas and knowledge about dress have been shared, sought and communicated throughout history. In bringing together...

Come fall much of the Worn Through team will be back to schools, engage in new projects, and keeping busy as always. Don't forget to send us links of videos you think readers would love to see. For whatever reason, I decided this week to try to find videos of civil war costumes,...

 

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