Fashion History Talks! In conversation with Jessica Pushor, Costumes Collections Manager for the Chicago History Museum

Type the word “dress” into the Chicago History Museum’s online search engine and the first piece of clothing to come up is an exquisite silk satin and taffeta wedding bodice from the year 1896. A zoom feature allows you to take a better look at the piece covered in sparkling rhinestones, pearls and silver cording. It … Continue reading Fashion History Talks! In conversation with Jessica Pushor, Costumes Collections Manager for the Chicago History Museum

Fashion History Talks!: In conversation with Rebecca Arnold of the Courtauld Institute

For Rebecca Arnold of the Instagram account @documentingfashion_courtauld, a picture speaks a thousand words. “We can’t know what made her look up,” reads Arnold’s caption for the image above, “only that it means we get a good view of her little hat–its feathers adding a sense of movement and drama to her figure…she is a busy woman … Continue reading Fashion History Talks!: In conversation with Rebecca Arnold of the Courtauld Institute