Francisco Costa @ SCAD MOA

May 18 – September 15, 2013

“The SCAD Museum of Art presents “Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection,” an exhibition of designs by 2013 André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco Costa.

Featuring 33 looks from Costa’s Spring 2013 collection, as well as five garments pulled from the Calvin Klein archive, “Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection” draws from an ongoing, globally driven conversation on feminine beauty, form, fabric, color and sensuality.”

Exhibition: Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion

EXHIBITION: Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion

WHERE:  RISD Museum, Chase Center Galleries

WHEN:  Though August 18, 2013

“In a groundbreaking exhibition—drawn from our collection and loans from other national and international organizations and private individuals—the RISD Museum celebrates the dandy, tracing the variety of ways in which this personality has blazed through two centuries and investigating where he resides today.  Rather than following strict definitions, Artist/Rebel/Dandy features myriad manifestations of the dandy’s style and persona, from the discreet sophistication and consummate elegance of Beau Brummell (1778–1840) to the romantics and revolutionaries of today—including Rick Owens, Patti Smith, Ouigi Theodore, and Waris Ahluwalia.”

Exhibition: Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925

EXHIBITION:  Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925

WHERE:  Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

WHEN:  October 5, 2012 – August 31, 2013

Fashioning the New Woman, DAR 2013
Fashioning the New Woman, DAR 2013

“From the last years of the bustle to the flapper era, unprecedented changes in
women’s fashion took place, which reflected the underlying seismic shifts in
women’s roles in American society. The DAR Museum exhibition, “Fashioning the New Woman: 1890-1925,” on display October 5, 2012 through August 31, 2013, traces the evolution of women’s fashion and how it reflected the changing societal roles and activities of women during the Progressive Era.”

FTC SIG Events for ARLIS 2014: WA, D.C.

At our annual meeting, FTC  SIG members brainstormed tour destination ideas for our next conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. from May 1 – 6, 2014.   Websites links are listed below.  More ideas and suggestions would be appreciated!

The Textile Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture – Black Fashion Museum Collection

Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens – Apparel & Accessories Collection

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)



Free online education: Cotton University

I just added this link to our Fashion Librarians’ Resource Guide:

Cotton University — “The mission of Cotton University™ is to increase and enhance the understanding of cotton textiles for professionals, faculty, and students through education and community. As a member of Cotton University, you get access to valuable resources to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re looking for anything from the latest trends in cotton to a specific technical bulletin to a variety of self-paced online textile courses, you’ll find it here.”