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“Mannequin Parade”—The First Fashion Models

Today the idea of fashion modeling is a part the general cultural consciousness, with many famous icons and a reality television show. In the early 1900s, however, it was a new concept to preview clothing on a live model. Leading fashion historian, Caroline Evans, explores the development of fashion modeling

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The True Colors of Ivy Style : Blue versus Orange

Follow @yaleARTbooks Caroline Hayes— The history of menswear fashion is bound to the history of some of America’s most prestigious college campuses. In Ivy Style: Radical Conformists, a book of essays edited by The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Deputy Director, Patricia Mears, several menswear experts examine the

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Handbags: The Making of a Museum

Handbags: The Making of a Museum will cause much excitement among those who treasure these coveted objects, but as the author and curator Judith Clark explores, the history of the handbag – its design, how it has been made, used and worn – also reveals something essential about women’s lives lived

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100 Shoes Fashion Week Giveaway Contest

Following last year’s publication of 100 Dresses, the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will soon publish 100 Shoes, an exclusive look at one hundred fabulous shoes from their renowned collection. Edited by Costume Institute Curator in Charge, Harold Koda, with an introduction by actress Sarah Jessica Parker,

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