Dreaming with Dior

· Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A · One can imagine that an exhibition on Christian Dior will serve up serious style and ladylike elegance. But one might not expect just exactly the immersive nature of an exhibition on Dior put on by the Musée de Arts Decoratifs and the Victoria and Albert … More Dreaming with Dior

Fashion Moment: Balenciaga’s Anne Boleyn Necklaces

Okay, so this may be our favorite fashion inspiration theory to date. At Balenciaga’s AW19 show Sunday, the label debuted a necklace that featured a large “B” on a chain and Tatler is suggesting that it was inspired by the infamous pearl necklace worn by Anne Boleyn. It does look reminscent of the iconic choker featured in the only contemporary portrait of the doomed queen. … More Fashion Moment: Balenciaga’s Anne Boleyn Necklaces

Family Fashions: Great-Great-Grandfather Sven’s Swedish Clog

· Family fashions that bear memories · For years, my sisters and I knew what we were getting for Christmas. No, not new sets of matching pajamas or something similar, something much more meaningful. Every year, in addition to stocking stuffers and a generous cash gift, my grandparents would also pass down a “heritage gift.”  Often themed so that we … More Family Fashions: Great-Great-Grandfather Sven’s Swedish Clog

Exhibition Input

· What’s behind the new practice of museums asking for public input? · We’ve barely made a dent in 2019, but we’re already looking forward to 2021. Why the excitement for two years down the line? In 2021-22, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston plans to stage an exhibition on John Singer Sargent and fashion. One of our favorite portraitists, one of our favorite museums, and one of our favorite topics all wrapped up into one exhibition? Naturally, we’re excited and already planning our trip to Boston. … More Exhibition Input

Queen Anne’s (Laser-Cut) Lace

· Styling the eighteenth century in the twenty-first · It’s been said that costumes in historical films reflect more on the current times than they do on the period being portrayed. It seems that The Favourite costume designer Sandy Powell was aware of this, and, in fact, leaned into it while designing the costumes for the Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-nominated film. … More Queen Anne’s (Laser-Cut) Lace