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.