Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones – Museum exhibition

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones – Museum exhibition

Bard Graduate Center – New York City, September 15, 2011 to April 15, 2012

“Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, a collaboration between the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Stephen Jones, the world’s foremost hat designer, is at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York City, from September 15, 2011 to April 15, 2012. It is the first venue in this country. The exhibition, which had over 100,000 visitors at the V&A, displays more than 250 hats chosen with the expert eye of a milliner.”

Giorgio di Sant’Angelo at the Phoenix Art Museum

Giorgio di Sant’Angelo Retrospective

Phoenix Art Museum, Ellman Fashion Design Gallery
September 17, 2011 – February 12, 2012

“Phoenix Art Museum presents the first ever Museum retrospective to highlight the extraordinary ingenuity of American designer Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo. The winner of two Coty Awards and two Council of Fashion Designers of America honors, Sant’ Angelo’s notable three-decade career generated a wide array of collections, including Gypsy (1969) and Natives of the Americas (1970), all of which were innovative for their pioneering use of stretch fabrics and powerful expression of the era.  Featuring more than 40 ensembles and accessories, the exhibition spans the late 1960s through the early 1990s and provides a stunning overview of Sant’ Angelo’s influence and legacy. ”


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Links to additional fashion, textile & costume museum collections added!

I’ve posted to our LibGuide several additional links for museums with important FTC collections:



Sandra Ley (FTC Moderator)

Print isn’t dead yet.

Is anyone interested in occasional discussion about print materials? I’d love to share some of our more interesting titles, and learn about what you all are collecting as well. For example, Pattern Magic is one of the most unique books on clothing construction we’ve seen in years. We jumped right on the Japanese version as soon as it was released, but we’re just tickled that it’s available in English now. Do you have it in your collection? What do your patrons think of it?


Additionally, I think we could all help each other with some tough collection development problems. For example, “sourcing” is a subject that we can’t seem to find enough print materials on. Our students need guides for contractors and manufacturers of clothing and textiles worldwide, and print is still preferred by many. We have some great guides for the US, many published by Fashiondex but it’s hard to find the same for overseas. Any suggestions?


Looking forward to your feedback and conversation,

Robin Dodge
Special Collections Librarian
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising