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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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The Costume Institute's Chinese Exhibit Imagines an Impossible Conversation ... - Style.com

The Costume Institute's Chinese Exhibit Imagines an Impossible Conversation ... - Style.com | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“China: Through the Looking Glass is unlike any Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition before it.”
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Robin Givhan on How the Battle of Versailles Irrevocably Changed Fashion - New York Magazine

Robin Givhan on How the Battle of Versailles Irrevocably Changed Fashion - New York Magazine | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“"People believed that fashion could have this capacity to be a social engine of change."”
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Tartan Day: no better time to learn about the Scottish pattern's checkered history - The Guardian

Tartan Day: no better time to learn about the Scottish pattern's checkered history - The Guardian | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The red crisscross print often associated with kilts has been the fabric of choice for Jacobites, English punks, Highland romantics and Alexander McQueen”
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Meet Shannon Stratton, The New Chief Curator At The Museum Of Arts And ... - Co.Design

Meet Shannon Stratton, The New Chief Curator At The Museum Of Arts And ... - Co.Design | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Stratton, a veteran of the nonprofit world, joins one of New York's most venerable design institutions.”
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'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage - KUNC

'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage - KUNC | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“You won't want to miss the music in this piece. Click the listen link above to hear the full story. Can you imagine choosing just 43 of the more than”
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Fashioning The Body at The Bard - New York Observer

Fashioning The Body at The Bard - New York Observer | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“An exhibition that explores the human desire to change the body to achieve aesthetic ideals”
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When Wearing Shorts Was Taboo - NET Website

When Wearing Shorts Was Taboo - NET Website | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“NET Website When Wearing Shorts Was Taboo NET Website As the weather warms more and more and people wear less and less, it's sometimes hard for Americans to remember that there are cultures in other parts of the world that enforce severe dress codes.”
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Should school dress codes permit leggings? (Poll) - MLive.com

Should school dress codes permit leggings? (Poll) - MLive.com | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“A crackdown on leggings at Kalamazoo's Loy Norrix High School brought out students and parents in force at Thursday's Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education meeting.”
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From Audrey Hepburn to Beyoncé: The History Of The Little Black Dress - Huffington Post UK

From Audrey Hepburn to Beyoncé: The History Of The Little Black Dress - Huffington Post UK | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The Little Black Dress - or LBD as it's affectionately known to its friends - has become synonymous with seductive glamour, with style icons such as Audrey Hepburn to Beyoncé slipping into one when they want to make an impression.”
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When Is Fashion Going To Stop Appropriating From Native American Culture? - The FADER

When Is Fashion Going To Stop Appropriating From Native American Culture? - The FADER | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Native American activist Kim TallBear weighs in on DSquared2's offensive #DSquaw show and fashion's obsession with Aboriginal people.”
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Review: Robin Givhan's 'The Battle of Versailles' a riveting fashion history - Tampabay.com

Review: Robin Givhan's 'The Battle of Versailles' a riveting fashion history - Tampabay.com | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“It's difficult to tell people who don't care about fashion why fashion is worth caring about. Why it's more than pretty clothes and shallow vanity. Why it speaks to an ever-shifting tableau of social strata, race, international politics and so on.”
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How Levi's Became a Brand With Staying Power - Entrepreneur

How Levi's Became a Brand With Staying Power - Entrepreneur | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“With 162 years under its belt, the denim company knows a thing or two about great branding.”
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Cosplay: fans find a common culture through costume - Seattle Globalist

Cosplay: fans find a common culture through costume - Seattle Globalist | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The community of cosplay, influenced anime, sci-fi and fantasy, is where many who feel like outsiders find a home.”
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Fashion world of Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit opens in Paris - New York Daily News

Fashion world of Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit opens in Paris - New York Daily News | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Paris' first ever exhibition devoted to fashion's "enfant terrible" Jean-Paul Gaultier opens its doors on Wednesday.”
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Despised hospital gowns get fashion makeovers - KSL.com

Despised hospital gowns get fashion makeovers - KSL.com | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Whether a patient is in the hospital for an organ transplant, an appendectomy or to have a baby, one complaint is common: the gown.”
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Fashion-Focused Digital Resources: Met Publications

Fashion-Focused Digital Resources: Met Publications | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“MetPublications, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s portal for electronic versions of its exhibition catalogs and academic literature, has expanded in the last year to include over 400 titles.”
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Harold Koda on Talking Back to Diana Vreeland - New York Magazine

Harold Koda on Talking Back to Diana Vreeland - New York Magazine | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The Costume Institute's curator-in-charge remembers the legendary editor.”
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Ohio woman's vintage clothing become pieces of history - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

Ohio woman's vintage clothing become pieces of history - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“Fremont woman's vintage clothing become pieces of history”
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Review: “Star Wars” costume exhibit at EMP Museum - The Observer

Review: “Star Wars” costume exhibit at EMP Museum - The Observer | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“The student news site of Central Washington University”
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You Should Be Reading: Mad Men Style

You Should Be Reading: Mad Men Style | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“As the final season of Mad Men resumed on Sunday and the Museum of the Moving Image opened their exhibition of sets, props and costumes from the show, this week I’ll present readings that analyze the fashion of Mad Men.”
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Professor uses online data to predict future fashion trends - Penn State News

Professor uses online data to predict future fashion trends - Penn State News | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“In Heng Xu’s career, combining science and art has brought a new way of interpreting data to life — an innovation that might help consumers understand, follow and afford tomorrow’s fashion trends.”
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In Pursuit of Patient Satisfaction, Hospitals Update the Hated Hospital Gown - U.S. News & World Report

In Pursuit of Patient Satisfaction, Hospitals Update the Hated Hospital Gown - U.S. News & World Report | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“In hopes of improving patient reviews, which are tied to incentives under Obamacare, some hospitals are improving their hospital gowns.”
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Welcome to It's Vintage, a Fashion-History Blog - New York Magazine

Welcome to It's Vintage, a Fashion-History Blog - New York Magazine | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“A monthlong celebration of heritage.”
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How Jazz Influenced Fashion: New Book to be Launched During Jazz ... - DrexelNow

How Jazz Influenced Fashion: New Book to be Launched During Jazz ... - DrexelNow | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“DrexelNow How Jazz Influenced Fashion: New Book to be Launched During Jazz ... DrexelNow Drawing on fashion studies and cultural theory, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the social and political entanglements of jazz and dress.”
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Devil horns and diva dresses fly off the rack at LA Opera costume sale - Los Angeles Times

Devil horns and diva dresses fly off the rack at LA Opera costume sale - Los Angeles Times | Fashion and culture | Scoop.it
“At Burning Man, people wear a lot of weird stuff — ski goggles, fairy wings, neon body paint.”
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