Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla By Andrew Hansford Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (April 2012) I was understandably excited to delve into this coffee table book of 192 over-sized pages of Marilyn and Travilla, Monroe's...

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...

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,...

In order to focus more on the Costume Society of America (and my pending Western region Presidency in 2012), my own publication endeavors and personal projects, I've decided it's time to step back from Worn Through to open up some time. I plan to continue writing on these and related topics...

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...

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...

a Vespa as well as a dress worn to Truman Capote's black and white ball and other entertaining items. Prada Shoe with flame detail, Spring/Summer 2012 Courtesy of Prada Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Italian specialty leather goods are featured throughout and showcased in a...

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'),...

Detail, Anna King's Evening dress, c. 1805. Collection: National Trust of New South Wales, Photo: Brenton McGeachie The Colony had only been settled 17 years when this dress was worn. It is a fashionable style of dress for the period, which saw a move away from the elaborate styles of the...

Sarah Jessica Parker as his date for the Costume Institute's gala (whose "Anglomania" theme was cheekily undercut by the Scottish print): Alexander McQueen and Sarah Jessica Parker in tartan, Met Gala 2006 But there is an opposite exclusion that occurs simultaneously, as exemplified by...

 

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