Posts Tagged Fashion and Textile Studies

FASHION PLATES: 150 YEARS OF STYLE
An excerpt from a recent book by Special Collections associate April Calahan ’09

PLATE 129: La France élégante, c. 1885. G. Gonin (artist). PLATE CAPTION: La France élégante et Paris élégante réunis. Offices: 3, rue du Quatre Septembre, Paris. Ensembles by Madame Pepouey, 6, rue de Provence. Trimmings and embellishments by the House of J. Toche, 45, rue Turbigo. Perfume from Oriza L. Legrand, supplier to the Court…

MAD MEN
FIT’s Take on How Style Tells the Story

Mad Men, the TV show about a Manhattan ad agency in the 1960s—the delight of multitudes of obsessive fans—airs its final seven episodes this spring on AMC. And design enthusiasts are already mourning. Because, despite the complex characters, delicious plot twists, and mordant humor, Mad Men has captivated audiences on another, more surface level: it’s…

Getting the Look

Between 1968 and 1986, iconic actress Lauren Bacall, who died in 2014, donated 700 of her garments to The Museum at FIT. This spring, the graduating class in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice MA program presented Lauren Bacall: The Look, an exhibition exploring her career and style. “She was relaxed and…

MAI VU
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’07; Fabric Styling ’04; Fashion Merchandising Management ’01

MAI VU co-founded Bishop Collective, an online boutique that features only designers who manufacture in the U.S. Last fall, Vu ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to produce “the perfect American-made T-shirt.” “We were having a difficult time sourcing basics, because our designers want to design more interesting things,” she explains. “Kickstarter was a good way…

MASTERPIECE THEATER:
To Preserve and Protect

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sarah Scaturro, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’10, confronts the “inherent vice” in Charles James’s clothes Visitors to Charles James: Beyond Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute have been bowled over by gorgeousness and glamour. The New York Times says this “outstanding” exhibition,…