Fashion History Talks! In conversation with cultural historian Dr. Benjamin Wild

Separated by almost 700 years, the commonalities between King Henry III of England and Cecil Beaton are perhaps not entirely obvious at first glance—but then again, we do not all share the percipient gaze of cultural historian Dr. Benjamin Wild. Released last year, Wild’s book A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton was the first to … Continue reading Fashion History Talks! In conversation with cultural historian Dr. Benjamin Wild

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