Revisiting the Art of the Peacock: A Golden Age, Fashion & Fantasy, 1894-1920, Part One

In this three part series, The Art of Dress will explore the influence of one of the world’s most beautiful birds, the peacock, and one of its “Golden” ages of influence on fashion from 1894-1920. The brilliantly colored body and iridescent feathered train of the peacock—the male of the peafowl pavo species—has ensured its status as … Continue reading Revisiting the Art of the Peacock: A Golden Age, Fashion & Fantasy, 1894-1920, Part One

The Art of Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2015 RTW — An Ode to Art and Fashion History

Christopher Kane’s Fall/Winter 2015 ready-to-wear collection beyond celebrating “feeling[s] of attraction and sensuality,”[1] was, in my eyes, a celebration of art and fashion history—not in the literal sense, but in a nuanced manner unique to Kane. Yes, the sexual references abound—phallic-looking slip tabs and silver-tipped pumps, which alluded to nipples, but perhaps it may be … Continue reading The Art of Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2015 RTW — An Ode to Art and Fashion History