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.
Fashion photographer Chen Man’s high-impact portraiture stands as a vivid symbol of 21st century China. A country once synonymous with austerity—and severity—during the Cultural Revolution has done a dramatic remapping of its place within the artistic milieu over the years, emerging as a world player in sophistication and taste. Man’s photography has been instrumental in defining … Continue reading Re-Visiting the Art of Chen Man: I-D Magazine, Pre-Spring 2012