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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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Parisian Insights: Yves Saint Laurent 1971 – The Scandal Collection

Parisian Insights: Yves Saint Laurent 1971 – The Scandal Collection | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
It’s always intriguing to observe past scandals when our contemporary eyes have become accustomed to much more outrageous!
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“The Rise of Sneaker Culture” at the Brooklyn Museum | Vanity Fair - Vanity Fair

“The Rise of Sneaker Culture” at the Brooklyn Museum | Vanity Fair - Vanity Fair | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
The Brooklyn Museum’s sneaker exhibit is legitimizing sneaker culture as high art.
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Fashion-Focused Digital Resources: North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

Fashion-Focused Digital Resources: North American Women’s Letters and Diaries | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
I find myself returning North American Women’s Letters and Diaries (NAWLD) repeatedly when seeking firsthand observations and descriptions of historic dress.
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Get Your Kicks At The Brooklyn Museum's Tribute To Sneaker Culture: Gothamist - Gothamist

Get Your Kicks At The Brooklyn Museum's Tribute To Sneaker Culture: Gothamist - Gothamist | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
It's an exhibit for everyone from "a sneaker addict who could give you every description down to the thread count stitches on the Air Jordan 11" to a grandparent.
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How a sexist sneaker culture turned men into fashion addicts - The Washington ... - Washington Post (blog)

How a sexist sneaker culture turned men into fashion addicts - The Washington ... - Washington Post (blog) | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
A new exhibition, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture" examines how sneakers have allowed men to flourish as peacocks, show their status and emphasize their masculinity.
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Native headdresses banned as fashion accessories at Quebec music festivals - Toronto Star

Native headdresses banned as fashion accessories at Quebec music festivals - Toronto Star | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Headdresses are sacred, earned and worn for ceremony, explains a First Nations member.
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Students Are Fighting Back Against School Dress Codes With #CropTopDay

Students Are Fighting Back Against School Dress Codes With #CropTopDay | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it

A Canadian high schooler is using the hashtag to take a stance “against the sexualization of women’s bodies.” In response, Halket declared Tuesday — her birthday — crop top day. “So PLEASE wear a crop top, sports bra, bralette, bandeau, or anything similar and stand in solidarity against the sexualization of women’s bodies on my birthday,” she wrote on Facebook. Courtesy of Kyrstyn Kumor And her fellow students responded. Both girls and guys showed up to school proudly wearing crop tops, some with messages of solidarity written on their skin. Courtesy of Alison Denham Courtesy of Bella Karadjian View Entire List › http://joronomo.com/students-are-fighting-back-against-school-dress-codes-with-croptopday/


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The 35 Most Fashionable Women in Music History - Radio.com Music and Entertainment News

The 35 Most Fashionable Women in Music History - Radio.com Music and Entertainment News | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
We are fascinated by the story they tell about themselves with their sartorial choices. These women are best fashion icons of all-time.
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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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This Designer's "Mexican" Dress Is a Lesson In Cultural Appropriation - Mic

This Designer's "Mexican" Dress Is a Lesson In Cultural Appropriation - Mic | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
There's a limit to inspiration.
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Muslim women are breaking stereotypes surrounding hijab and their culture ... - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Muslim women are breaking stereotypes surrounding hijab and their culture ... - New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Stylish and independent Muslim women of all ages are speaking out against stereotypes surrounding hijab culture. They are bringing new meaning to conservative fashion. Fashion blogging s...
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For Sneakerheads, an Exhibit That Chronicles the Culture of Their Beloved ... - New York Times

For Sneakerheads, an Exhibit That Chronicles the Culture of Their Beloved ... - New York Times | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
The Brooklyn Museum exhibition “The Rise of Sneaker Culture” chronicles the history and fashion influence of a once-lowly footwear item.
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As Plus-Size Fashion Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up : NPR - NPR

Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.
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12 Things You Didn't Know About Costume And Tradition Of The Herero ... - AFKInsider

12 Things You Didn't Know About Costume And Tradition Of The Herero ... - AFKInsider | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Their little-known history lives on in their clothing: 12 things you didn't know about the costume, conflict and tradition of the Herero people of Namibia.
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How Sneaker Culture Democratized Fashion | Observer - New York Observer

How Sneaker Culture Democratized Fashion | Observer - New York Observer | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
Ms. Semmelhack and her colleagues have hit on something important: the fact that sneaker culture not only represents a major force to be reckoned with in the world of fashion, but also as an agent ...
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4 Lies About School Dress Codes That Cover Up Their Oppressive Effects

4 Lies About School Dress Codes That Cover Up Their Oppressive Effects | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
School dress codes police, target, and negatively impact students who are girls, of color, poor or working class, and/or gender non-conforming.

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Women have adopted throwaway fashion and bin clothes after a few wears - Daily Mail

Women have adopted throwaway fashion and bin clothes after a few wears - Daily Mail | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
A survey of 2,000 women found that the majority of fashion purchases will only be worn seven times, Many females will only wear certain clothes a couple of times before considering it old.
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Certainly as much of a problem as bottled water.

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Black beauty: Minnesota History Center showcases vintage fashions of Ebony ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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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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