As a young child, I delighted in playing dress up in my mother’s crushed red velvet dress. It is only today as an adult that I can now fully appreciate its intrinsic value. Not only was this prized childhood treasure a 1930s evening gown, but interwoven into this exquisitely crafted garment was an important and cherished piece of my family’s history–and heart. … Continue reading Fashion History Talks! In conversation with Jane Bradbury of American Style and Spirit.
In 1914, modern fashion photography, as we know and love it today, was still in its very nascent, experimental phase. Photographers such as Edward Steichen and Baron Adolph de Meyer had demonstrated the artistic possibilities of the medium but it would be years before their influences would be overwhelming felt within the pages of fashion magazines. (Indeed, … Continue reading Inimitable Style: Fashion Illustration vs. Fashion Photography in 1914 Vogue