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...

I am fascinated by how people express their identities through dress, but it seems perfectly natural that identity can also be influenced by what we are told we can or can't, or should or shouldn't wear as children. This is particularly evident in one woman's account of her son's fear and...

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...

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...

"The machines of war will become obsolete, but the men never will." — Edward Steichen to his World War II photographers Excerpt from LEE MILLER: THROUGH THE MIRROR ©facetsmultimedia I am currently conducting several interviews with current and retired military personnel for a post about...

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...

For example, when teaching the Middle Ages, I've found a lot of resistance in discussing monastic dress. Students tend to immediately dismiss this topic as stodgy and completely irrelevant to anything they'd want to design. So it's up to me to change their minds. Challenge accepted. Local...

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...

 

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