CONFERENCE: Fashioning Identities: Types, Customs, and Dress in a Global Context, CUNY Hunter College, October 17 – 19th, 2013

Clothes Tell Stories

Clothes Tell Stories

This website is a bit outside of the scope of the course, since it deals with the materiality and display of clothes as objects, but it is a valuable resource for understanding and identifying the constituent parts of dress.

NYT: In search of a gay aesthetic

NYT: In search of a gay aesthetic

Guy Trebay’s review of “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk” exhibition at FIT.

The Resurgent Fashion of the Thirties

The Resurgent Fashion of the Thirties

Here is a link to the September 5, 1938 issue of Life Magazine, particularly an article on Fall Fashions highlighting the (what was in hindsight very brief) resurgence of hoop skirts.

Here, too, is a commentary on the article and the RetroSpective show at the Museum at FIT from the Two Nerdy History Girls blog:

Costume Design and Fashion: A Multi-Million Dollar Industry

Costume Design and Fashion: A Multi-Million Dollar Industry

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