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A taste of Italy at the V&A

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the V&A to see The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 exhibition.  It has been a while since I went to the V&A (Hollywood Costume exhibition in 2012 to be precise) and I was delighted to find the V&A has lost none of its charm, although this time many of the crowds – it was deserted.  297 more words


Getting Ready for the Regency

I’ve been busy with Victorian fashion for a while now. The 1870′s Bustle Hat remains in process and I’d like to have it finished this weekend. 500 more words

Project Updates

Alexander Wang and H&M Collaboration

Hey! in case you didn’t know, on November 6, 2014 there will be a collaboration with Alexander Wang and H&M. This is about to go down in fashion history so don’t forget to mark your calendars.



The 4th Line produced a timeline that summarizes the most important historical events in the world of female Catalan fashion from 1958 until 2008. A retrospective view of the major changes which have been fashion designers with the international taxation of ready-to-wear, change in the textile industry, the paradigm of marketing and women joining the workforce. 447 more words


Weejuns - The Original Penny Loafer

When I think of my favorite shoes growing up 3 come to mind. My huaraches from Mexico.  My dad taught us to stand in the bathtub with them on and then wear until dry so they could conform to your feet. 180 more words

Deathshead Buttons

A couple of weeks ago when I was on the wonderful School of Historical Dress course, we were shown several extant examples. Two of these included beautiful examples of Deathshead Buttons – and we all know how I’m a sucker for a good button. 159 more words

Museums And Research

Fashionable Quotes: Jean Cocteau

“Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.”

-Jean Cocteau