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I look for research, backstories and thought-provoking articles about fashion, dress history, and consumer culture. Not so much interested in the latest trends. (Sorry!)

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Oxford University students vote to keep 'archaic' subfusc academic dress - The Guardian

Oxford University students vote to keep 'archaic' subfusc academic dress - The Guardian | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Critics had argued that compulsory wearing of mortarboards, gowns and traditional outfits was elitist and off-putting
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Style That Girl: An Oral History of Betsey Johnson - Style.com

Style That Girl: An Oral History of Betsey Johnson - Style.com | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
As told by John Cale, Cyndi Lauper, Fern Mallis, Patricia Field, and more.
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FASHION, HISTORY AND SHOPPING: EBONY FASHION FAIR SHOW AUCTION - Chicago Defender

FASHION, HISTORY AND SHOPPING: EBONY FASHION FAIR SHOW AUCTION - Chicago Defender | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Fashion fanatics will be granted access to the treasures from the Ebony Fashion Fair Show vault on June 10th at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. This final installation of the three-part auction series ...
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Domestic Affairs: Woven Luxuries

Domestic Affairs: Woven Luxuries | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Something I’ve learned about fashion and textile exhibitions is that size really, truly doesn’t matter. It is generally the big exhibitions — the Met’s annual gala and accompanying show, the de Young’s Balenciaga exhibition, etc.
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Watch Ski Fashion Change Throughout the Years - Curbed Seattle

Watch Ski Fashion Change Throughout the Years - Curbed Seattle | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
On the Snow via the Huffington Post A new story on the Huffington Post highlights ski fashion, from the bizarre (look at the 1910s) to the downright ugly (we're...
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The Classy Rise of the Trench Coat - Smithsonian

The Classy Rise of the Trench Coat Smithsonian The trench coat is, in some ways, emblematic of the unique moment in history that World War I occupies, when everything – from rigidly held social structures to military organization to fashion – was...
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Decades of Dress features ageless fashion - C&G Newspapers

Decades of Dress features ageless fashion - C&G Newspapers | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
ROCHESTER HILLS —  An upcoming Meadow Brook Hall event will celebrate Matilda Dodge Wilson’s flair for fashion.
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The important case of Samantha Elauf and the workplace rights of Muslim ... - cleveland.com

Different forms of discrimination intersect in the U.S.
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H&M's “sustainability” report hides the unsustainable reality of fast fashion - Quartz

H&M's “sustainability” report hides the unsustainable reality of fast fashion - Quartz | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“H&M shouldn't be bragging about how much organic cotton it's using.”
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A Brief History of Unisex Fashion - The Atlantic

A Brief History of Unisex Fashion - The Atlantic | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Gender-neutral clothing is back in vogue, but the craze in many ways has mirrored broader social changes throughout the 20th century.”
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See Highlights of the Met Costume Institute's Dramatic New China Exhibition - artnet News

See Highlights of the Met Costume Institute's Dramatic New China Exhibition - artnet News | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute show "China: Through the Looking Glass" explores the influence of Chinese culture on Western fashion.”
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How His'n'Her Ponchos Became A Thing: A History Of Unisex Fashion - Smithsonian

“Smithsonian How His'n'Her Ponchos Became A Thing: A History Of Unisex Fashion Smithsonian Fashion is what got it there.”
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Black beauty: Minnesota History Center showcases vintage fashions of Ebony ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Black beauty: Minnesota History Center showcases vintage fashions of Ebony ...
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Sew much love: Albums tell a family's history, stitch by stitch - Coos Bay World

Sew much love: Albums tell a family's history, stitch by stitch - Coos Bay World | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
COOS BAY — At 99, Wilma Jensen has created a lot of things on her sewing machine. She's made quilts. Dance costumes. Wedding dresses. Then there are things she's knitted,
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Dive Into Portland's Swimsuit History - Portland Monthly

Dive Into Portland's Swimsuit History - Portland Monthly | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Portland's Jantzen pioneered the swimsuit. A century later, we're still making a splash.
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Mystery surrounds museum wedding gown - Newbury Weekly News Group

Mystery surrounds museum wedding gown - Newbury Weekly News Group | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Beautiful dress displayed at Newbury's museum
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The Definitive History of Personal Style Blogs, From BryanBoy to Man Repeller - Racked

Until the mid-aughts, selfies weren’t a thing—this was pre-Instagram, after all—but blogging platforms made uploading pictures easy; it was only a matter of time before girls (and boys) who loved...
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Five museum fashion exhibitions you must see this summer - Los Angeles Times

Fashionistas, you might want to get on a plane this summer to take in these five museum shows that amplify how fashion and design can transform and elevate.
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Book Review: African Fashion, Global Style

Book Review: African Fashion, Global Style | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
It is more often than not that African fashion—an umbrella term that cannot possibly distill the fashion endeavors of every country on this continent into two words—is talked about within the retail marketplace in terms of Western designers and companies...
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'Mad Men' style lives on, but maybe it's time for a finale - Minneapolis Star Tribune

'Mad Men' style lives on, but maybe it's time for a finale - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Mad Men” is finished. Shouldn’t we let its fashion influences fade away, too?
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How War Shaped Women's Fashion Is Showcased In 'The Great War' Exhibit - Fashion Times

How War Shaped Women's Fashion Is Showcased In 'The Great War' Exhibit - Fashion Times | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Women's changing fashion during and after World War I is the focus of Kent State University Museum's exhibit that works to highlight how war forced women's clothing to adjust to suit their lives and that change shaped womenswear far beyond the wars.”
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A History of Underwear as Outerwear—Corsets, Cone Bras, Nipple Pasties and ... - E! Online

“E! Online A History of Underwear as Outerwear—Corsets, Cone Bras, Nipple Pasties and ... E! Online We're not just talking crop tops and sports bras; we're unveiling the history behind the barest of essentials.”
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Go “Behind the Seams” of Drexel's Upcoming Historic Costume Exhibition at ... - DrexelNow

Go “Behind the Seams” of Drexel's Upcoming Historic Costume Exhibition at ... - DrexelNow | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“DrexelNow Go “Behind the Seams” of Drexel's Upcoming Historic Costume Exhibition at ...”
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Mirror, Mirror: Skirts and dresses for guys? 'It's all about expression' - Philly.com

Mirror, Mirror: Skirts and dresses for guys? 'It's all about expression' - Philly.com | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Kyle Michael Upchurch wears skinny jeans, slim T's, cropped jackets, and shiny, wedged sneaks. Occasionally, he dons a tunic-and-leggings combo, too.”
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Fashion Industry Can Sell More Clothes With Average-Sized Models - Tech Times

Fashion Industry Can Sell More Clothes With Average-Sized Models - Tech Times | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“A new set of studies shows that women respond better to clothing brands that use average-sized models. Perhaps this will influence the fashion industry to ease the pressure on models to be ultra-thin.”
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