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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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Sundance 2015: Inside the Hip-Hop Doc 'Fresh Dressed' - RollingStone.com

Sundance 2015: Inside the Hip-Hop Doc 'Fresh Dressed' - RollingStone.com | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Director Sacha Jenkins on the evolution of rap fashion and why you shouldn't diss Ralph Lauren”
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You Won't Believe How Much The "Ideal" Female Body Shape Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years

You Won't Believe How Much The "Ideal" Female Body Shape Has Changed Over The Last  100 Years | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Greatist created a series of infographics depicting how much feminine standards of beauty have changed throughout the last century. Check out the full article here: http://bit.ly/14EDQcM
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On Didion: Fashion is Starved for Icons - Huffington Post

On Didion: Fashion is Starved for Icons - Huffington Post | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“A writer for Vogue could barely contain her jubilation on Celine Creative Director Phoebe Philo's decision. Headlines exuded a sigh of relief. Was this the first time a talented woman (or man) of substance became the face of a coveted fashion label?”
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You Should Be Reading: Significant Sweaters

You Should Be Reading: Significant Sweaters | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“This week, as much of the U.S. was hit with an arctic blast, I found myself drawn to readings on sweaters.”
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Museum of Fashion's "Made In Miami" on View Tomorrow - Miami New Times (blog)

Museum of Fashion's "Made In Miami" on View Tomorrow - Miami New Times (blog) | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“You might not remember, but before graffiti covered walls and unfathomable rent, Wynwood was known for something else: high-end, locally...”
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What Downtons Fashion Really Means - Daily Beast

What Downtons Fashion Really Means - Daily Beast | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“When ‘Downton Abbey’ returns Sunday night, its fashion fans are in for a familiar treat. But throughout the series so far, its style has also had a profound story of its own to tell.”
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Dress up your winter with glittering fashion books - The Detroit News

Dress up your winter with glittering fashion books - The Detroit News | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The Detroit News Dress up your winter with glittering fashion books The Detroit News The Costume Institute at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art presents annual exhibits from its vast collection, from the sophisticated midcentury elegance of...”
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A Costume Exhibit Like No Other - Indie Wire (blog)

A Costume Exhibit Like No Other - Indie Wire (blog) | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“What, you still haven’t seen the Academy’s Hollywood Costume exhibit? If you live in Los Angeles, or plan to be here sometime before March, consider it a “mus”
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A Beautifully Illustrated Costume Catalog From 16th-Century France - Slate Magazine (blog)

A Beautifully Illustrated Costume Catalog From 16th-Century France - Slate Magazine (blog) | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“These pages are from a small 23-page book of costumes, Figures et fleures peintes, published in France around 1500. The whole book—which is text-free, featuring only illustrations—is available in digital form through Harvard University.”
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What Were We Wearing? The Art Of High Fashion - WBUR

What Were We Wearing? The Art Of High Fashion - WBUR | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Couture fashion exhibits are drawing record crowds at museums. We'll look at the beauty and the art behind the glitz.”
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CFP: Education, Conservation, and Inspiration in Dress and Textile Studies

CFP: Education, Conservation, and Inspiration in Dress and Textile Studies | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Costume Society of America Northeastern Region Call for Papers CSA Northeast Region Symposium In Celebration of Dr.”
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Olympic Games costume drama may be over — 14 years later - Mashable

Olympic Games costume drama may be over — 14 years later - Mashable | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“It has been an enduring mystery of Sydney's 2000 Olympic games -- what ever happened to Australian athlete Cathy Freeman's body suit after she lit the Olympic flame?”
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What living abroad has taught me about how to dress - Treehugger

What living abroad has taught me about how to dress - Treehugger | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Margaret and Katherine discuss how moving to another country has impacted how they think about clothing.”
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The history of flares - in pictures - The Guardian

The history of flares - in pictures - The Guardian | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Flared trousers have been around a long time, but only one decade really embraced them: the 1970s. Here we look back at the bell-bottomed days of yore”
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Wedding dresses exhibit opens Sunday - The Daily News Journal

Wedding dresses exhibit opens Sunday - The Daily News Journal | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“On Sunday, Oaklands Historic House Museum opens the fourth annual "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" in Maney Hall.This year nearly 60 brides in the community have opened their coffers to display attire and accessories from weddings that date...”
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Why federal court dismissed Oklahoma worker's dress code case - Tulsa World

Why federal court dismissed Oklahoma worker's dress code case - Tulsa World | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Crowe’s Ruth Addison discusses Abercrombie & Fitch case involving an Oklahoma woman wearing a headscarf.”
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Lilly Pulitzer and Target: A visual history of the store's fashion collaborations - Fusion

Lilly Pulitzer and Target: A visual history of the store's fashion collaborations - Fusion | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Finally! The spread of neon green and pink turtles and whales emblazoned across modest cuts of cloth is coming to retail centers miles away from any country club!”
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Book review: 'Empire of Cotton: A Global History,' by Sven Beckert - Washington Post

Book review: 'Empire of Cotton: A Global History,' by Sven Beckert - Washington Post | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Sven Beckert chronicles the benefits and torments wrought by cotton in human history.”
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Century's worth of party dresses on display - Newnan Times-Herald

Century's worth of party dresses on display - Newnan Times-Herald | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“A century’s worth of party-wear is on display through mid-January at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum in Newnan.”
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Ralph Lauren's “Racist Ads” - BillMoyers.com

Ralph Lauren's “Racist Ads” - BillMoyers.com | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“"It’s simply no longer fashionable to use the racist language of savagery to describe, imagine and stereotype Native American peoples as different and alien from the rest of us here in America."”
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The Christmas Sweater: Another Awful Imported “Tradition” - Reykjavík Grapevine

The Christmas Sweater: Another Awful Imported “Tradition” - Reykjavík Grapevine | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Christmas is probably the best example of the power of globalized consumer culture, to be exact: how “traditions” are constantly created and re-created, as new customs are constantly imported from Anglo-American popular culture.”
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Why I Love Plus Size Shopping Online More Than I Ever Loved Straight Size ... - Bustle

“Bustle Why I Love Plus Size Shopping Online More Than I Ever Loved Straight Size ... Bustle But it wasn't that I hated clothes, or that I thought fashion was pointless. ...”
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You Should Be Reading: Fashion and Literature

You Should Be Reading: Fashion and Literature | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“In the absence of surviving garments, or to support their analysis, a form of primary source material available to fashion historians and one being explored with increased frequency in academic study is works of literature.”
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'Kimono: A Modern History' at the Met Tells Rich Stories Through Fabric - New York Times

'Kimono: A Modern History' at the Met Tells Rich Stories Through Fabric - New York Times | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
““Kimono: A Modern History,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a show more scholarly than sartorial, is a history of modern Japan.”
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The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits - Daily Beast

The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits - Daily Beast | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Popular fashion designs have been copied throughout history—and a new exhibition reveals the blurred line between stealing an idea and celebratory homage.”
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