Berg Fashion Library, New Image Partnership: The Fashion Museum, Bath

Image Partnership: Berg Fashion Library – Fashion Museum, Bath

Kathryn Earle, Head of Visual Arts Publishing at Bloomsbury, comments:  “Bloomsbury is delighted to partner with the Fashion Museum, Bath, by making some of its most exciting objects available to view online for the first time through the Berg Fashion Library. The images will showcase an extensive array of items from the museum’s esteemed international collection beginning with hundreds of glorious fashion illustrations from the Paquin archive, a fascinating window on early 20th century fashion.

Fashion Drawing of the front view of a below the knee, sleeveless robe du soir with a square cut neckline with wide shoulder straps gathered into it, a draped bodice with a natural waistline, and a skirt decorated with large puffs of fabric. One is placed on the back side waist and the other at the back side hip, which creates a large ruffle at the front of the dress. A pointed panel inserted at the left side waist seams gathered fabric to the skirt to fall to floor length. There is a pencil drawing of the back view on the bottom right.
© Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council

“Fashion Drawing of the front view of a below the knee, sleeveless robe du soir with a square cut neckline with wide shoulder straps gathered into it, a draped bodice with a natural waistline, and a skirt decorated with large puffs of fabric. One is placed on the back side waist and the other at the back side hip, which creates a large ruffle at the front of the dress. A pointed panel inserted at the left side waist seams gathered fabric to the skirt to fall to floor length. There is a pencil drawing of the back view on the bottom right.”

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A $3 million gift from Avenir Foundation to Denver Art Museum for Textile Art

Denver Art Museum, Department of Textile Art

Imperial Manchu Man’s Semiformal Court Robe with Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty.  China, Qing Dynasty:  1850-1875, Woven silk and metal thread tapestry.  Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.196
Imperial Manchu Man’s Semiformal Court Robe with Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty. China, Qing Dynasty:  1850-1875, Woven silk and metal thread tapestry. Neusteter Textile Collection, Denver Art Museum. Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.196

“A $3 million gift from Avenir Foundation, announced in January 2012, has transformed the department of textile art. The donation endowed the department, funding its staff and program in perpetuity.  It also supported the relocation and significant expansion of the textile art gallery, which opened on May 19, 2013, with its inaugural exhibition, Cover Story. In the adjacent innovative and interactive Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio, visitors can learn about many aspects of textile art and also try their hand at different techniques, while the PreVIEW space, funded with help from the William H. Donner Foundation, provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes work that fuels our textile art exhibitions. The new textile art complex—these three areas plus storage for the majority of the department’s more than 5,000 objects—occupies more than 8,000 square feet on the 6th floor of the North Building. Spun: Adventures in Textile Art, a museum-wide series of textile-related exhibitions joins in the celebration.”

Webinar – ARTstor: Fashion and Costume in the Digital Library

What:  Online Webinar – Introducing ARTstor: Fashion and Costume in the Digital Library

When:  Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM – 4:00 AM EDT

Details:  This session will highlight collections within the ARTstor Digital Library that are particularly useful in the field of fashion and costume history. Attendees will learn to browse and keyword search in these collections as well as to create image groups and export them into presentation software.

Registerhttps://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/293307096

Registration is open for Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

Registration is open for Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

http://lim.ent.sirsi.net/client/fnt

On Thursday, October 3rd, Friday, October 4th, and Saturday, October 5th professionals and students from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College in New York, NY for Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode, a conference on fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions. The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street.

The keynote speaker is Alessandra Arezzi Boza, Communication and Content Director of Europeana Fashion Project.  She will present Europeana Fashion: Putting Europe’s Fashion Heritage Online on Friday, October 4th.

The event will kick off on Friday evening with a discussion: Marilyn Monroe: Fashion Icon: Then and Now between Mark Mendelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ellen Tracy and Nick Woodhouse, President at Authentic Brands Group

Over fifty representatives from the fashion industry, libraries, museums, archives, publishers, and educational institutions will make presentations. The schedule is located on the LIM College Adrian G. Marcuse Library page: http://lim.ent.sirsi.net/client/fnt

Register: https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1010584 Breakfast and lunch are included on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th.  Receptions are included all three evenings. A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact Rebecca Collier rcollier@limcollege.edu for more information about scholarships.

For more information go to http://lim.ent.sirsi.net/client/fnt or contact Lisa Ryan at lisa.ryan@limcollege.edu or 646.218.7737

Versace, Cavalli, Valentino dress Snow White and the Disney princesses

Article:  Versace, Missoni, Valentino, Escada, Roberto Cavalli, Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta … I grandi nomi della moda vestono le principesse più famose.

Source:  D Moda / La Republicca

L'abito di versace color oro è ispirato all'abito del ballo di Cenerentola  (il quarto da destra) L’abito di versace color oro è ispirato all’abito del ballo di Cenerentola  (il quarto da destra)

The Pathé Fashion Archive

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This is a very nice and very shareable collection of (very short) film footage of fashion related items from the British Pathé archives. Of the 76 films that have been uploaded until now, the oldest dates back to the 1890s and the newest was made in 1970. Closer inspection reveals an emphasis 1950s and 1960s footage.

PatheFashionArchive_03Some examples:
1890s Fashion Footage
1920s How to Make a Handbag
1930s: A 1939 Conjecture of Fashion in The Year 2000
1940s How To Tie a Turban
1950s Nylon Vs. Cashmere
1960s Space Age Hair Fashion


See all at 
The Pathé Fashion Archive.

Fred Goudswaard
librarian AMFI – Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Urgent Request: Article from Vogue Paris

Can anyone help our colleague, Maggie McClellan, from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts? (See below)
Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator / sjley@pima.edu)

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Hello, Colleagues,

I am in need of a scan of the following article:

Henri Bidou, “La parure feminine a l’exposition,” Vogue Paris, Aug. 1, 1925, pp. 29-44.

If anyone has a copy of this they can send to me, I would be forever grateful! I am not seeing anything on WorldCat indicating anyone has this going back to 1925, but I figured the ARLIS-L might be worth a shot.

Thanks,

Maggie McClellan
Reference Librarian
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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email: maggie.mcclellan@vmfa.museum
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