The Lonely Dare

· Jean Nathan’s The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright · In one of my favorite independent bookstores, the cover of a staff-suggested book recently caught my eye. There was something magnetic about it and I couldn’t resist taking a closer look, eschewing the age-old adage not to judge a book by … More The Lonely Dare

Fashioning Americana

· Norell: Dean of American Fashion at the Museum at FIT · Before hearing about the Museum at FIT’s early spring exhibition, I must admit I had never heard of Norman Norell. “The Dean of American Fashion,” the exhibition called him. What did that mean and who was this man who was worthy of an exhibition though … More Fashioning Americana

Adventures in Fashion

· Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme at the Museum at FIT · Did you know that Abercrombie & Fitch actually started out as a safari outfitter? Nor did I until I visited the Museum at FIT’s Fashion from the Extreme where the first display showed several different safari-inspired ensembles from the last one hundred years. … More Adventures in Fashion