Film Costume Exhibit at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah

Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art just opened a new exhibit called, “Cut! Costume and the Cinema” last week. This exhibit features 40 period costumes worn by film actors and actress like Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Daniel Craig and more. The costumes are presented by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England.

The Museum of Art opened the exhibit with a reception in a Hollywood Red Carpet style with photo opportunities and refreshments. Later in the evening, the museum hosted an outdoor movie showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) in their sculpture garden. The reception was well attended by the university and local community.

This is the first time Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art has exhibited costumes. Hopefully there will be more exhibits like this in the future!

To see more information about the exhibit:

Article: L’Eclaireur’s Patrick Aramburu on the Parisian Retailer’s ‘Difficult’ Approach

L’Eclaireur’s Patrick Aramburu on the Parisian Retailer’s ‘Difficult’ Approach

Online Subscription Resource: WindowsWear Pro

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Online Article: Fashion Conference SOURCING to Feature 3D Printing


Online Article:  Fashion Conference SOURCING to Feature 3D Printing by Michael Molitch-Hou

Date:  Wed, July 16, 2014

Source:  3D Printing Industry

“Fashion designers, brands, and distributors will be in for a 3D printed surprise at this year’s SOURCING at Magic event.  The conference for fashion resources across the supply chain, held from August 17-20, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will, for the first time, feature 3D printing among its 50+ seminar sessions.”
(Read complete article via the title link, above.)

Book: Natural Colorants for Dyeing and Lake Pigments: Practical Recipes and their Historical Sources


Greetings!  I noticed a forthcoming book I want to share with you all.  It’ll be available from / Michael Shamansky, Bookseller Inc. [].  It looks fascinating and quite unique:

Catalog Number: 131566
Title: Natural Colorants for Dyeing and Lake Pigments: Practical Recipes and their Historical Sources
Author: Kirby, Jo (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781909492158
Description: London: Archetype, 2014. 28cm., pbk., 112pp., 70 color illus. Summary: This handbook provides the basic principles and processes of dying and lake pigment making (using the term ‘lake pigment’ in its original, historical, sense indicating a naturally occurring dye precipitated onto a conventional usually white substrate, frequently a form of hydrated alumina). The wide range of natural colorants and their plant and animal sources are outlined as is the basic chemistry of the dyes and mordants.. A large part of this book is devoted to practical dyeing recipes that were developed following a study of some of the historical recipes. Their common features were then drawn together to enable readers to make their own lake pigments or dye their own textiles using dyes from naturally occurring raw materials in a simple way – under relatively controlled conditions and using recipes optimised for easy use in the laboratory or indeed the classroom. The reader can try modifying the conditions or the amount of raw material, for example, to obtain different results. Suggestions for simple modifications are given

Citation question from WWD Archive

Greetings!  I’d like to ask a favor from anyone who has a subscription to the WWD Archive…

Kindly confirm the page number(s) for the following article which I accessed from Business Source Premier database:

“Memory Lane.” Women’s Wear Daily 199, no. 12 (19 January 2010): 12–1.

(Note the page numbers are given as p.12-1.)

I believe the article is actually on page 12.  (I don’t know what the “-1” is for, but it appears in the Business Source Premier automatic citation.)

I’ll be very grateful for help as it’s for a Berg Fashion Library article I’ve written which is due to be uploaded in the next update.  Thanks very much!

Sandra (


News: Recent “Fashion in Libraries” Conference. Treviso, Italy


You may have noticed the recent e-mail on the ARLIS-L alerting us about the “Fashion in Libraries” conference being held in Treviso, Italy on July 4, 2014.  Unfortunately, the  notice came with just one day’s advance notice, far too late for any of us to attend.  (I’ve included a copy of that notice in the text below.)

I plan on reaching out to the individuals associated with this conference and inviting them to join us via the FTC SIG blog.  Hopefully, we can build some interesting international relationships.  If anyone is particularly interested in getting involved in any way, please let me know!

Sandra Ley (Founder & Past Moderator, FTC SIG) /

Original post from the ARLIS-L:


[ARLIS-L] CONF: Fashion in Libraries (Treviso, 4 Jul 14)
ARLIS/NA List [ARLIS-L@LSV.ARLISNA.ORG] on behalf of Hannah B. Bennett [hbennett@PRINCETON.EDU]
Follow up. Start by Monday, July 07, 2014. Due by Monday, July 07, 2014.
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 4:35 AM
Fashion Librarians, hurry up and buy your tickets…
From: H-NET List on Art History/Die E-Mail-Liste fuer Kunstgeschichte im H-Net [H-ARTHIST@H-NET.MSU.EDU] on behalf of H-ArtHist (Tim Urban) [urban@ARTHIST.NET]
Sent: Thursday, 3 July 2014 1:35 AM
Subject: CONF: Fashion in Libraries (Treviso, 4 Jul 14)From: Alessandra Vaccari <>
Date: Jul 3, 2014
Subject: CONF: Fashion in Libraries (Treviso, 4 Jul 14)

Santa Caterina Museum, Auditorium, Treviso, Italia, July 04, 2014

Fashion in Libraries:
Collecting Materials and Documenting Stories

Symposium on the occasion of

Fashion in Libraries: Collecting Materials and Documenting Stories,
promoted and organized by MISA Associazione Italiana degli Studi di Moda
(Italian Association for Fashion Studies), deals with the issue of
fashion libraries for the first time in Italy. The symposium brings
together librarians, academics and practitioners with the aim to share
ideas, encourage interdisciplinary discussion and promote collaborative

The first panel focuses upon fashion libraries’ best practice in the
context of fashion museums, academic institutions and the fashion
industries. The following panels are round-table discussions that
question the issues of networking and visual specificity of fashion
libraries, as a first step towards a better inter-library integration
and cooperation. Networking Issues, the first round-table, stems from
the consideration that we all come from different institutions, possibly
with different missions, but we are all concerned with questions and
issues related to fashion. All of our institutions undertake a series of
projects and activities dealing with fashion/fashion studies etc. What
is the cost, in terms of duplicated effort, of not being aware of what
others are doing? For example, would it be useful to know when other
libraries/museums etc. plan to acquire an historical journal or to fill
gaps in their collections? If we only have funds for one historical
journal, but have to decide between two titles, would it help if we knew
what other libraries had purchased? Do we think it might be useful to
build a network? Can MISA help us to create such a network, if we wish
to do so?

Addressing the Iconauts, the second round-table, focuses upon the
peculiarities of fashion libraries with respect to the materiality and
immateriality of the publishing industry, on the one hand, and a new
type of end user, on the other. It poses the question: do fashion
libraries have the right means and tools to face the epochal
transformations in bibliographic and iconographic documents? The initial
hypothesis is that the practice of “iconauts” – typical of iconographic
material users who are specifically interested in the construction of
visual discourses and projects – generates new patterns of behaviour in
fashion library users and, more broadly, in visual culture library
users. What are the use mechanisms of iconographic databases and
bibliographic materials? How do they affect the use of library spaces
and what new issues do they create? On which themes should we focus in
order to reach a better level of coordination amongst ourselves, be able
to share common goals, and manage to deal more effectively with the
changes underway?


Welcome Note and Introduction
Maria Luisa Frisa, President of MISA and Professor, IUAV University of

Fashion Libraries: Best Practice in the Context of Fashion Museums,
Academic Institutions and the Fashion Industries

Documenting Fashion: the Case of the Library of MoMu Antwerp
Dieter Suls, Scientific Librarian, MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp

Dress and Fashion Culture: the Lipperheide Costume Library in Berlin
Adelheid Rasche, Curator of Lipperheide Costume, Art Library, State
Museums Berlin

Fashion in the Broader Context of the CSAC Collections
Gloria Bianchino, Lecturer and Senior Researcher, Parma University

Max Mara Fashion Library
Laura Lusuardi, Fashion Coordinator, Max Mara Group
Federica Fornaciari, Curator of BAI Max Mara Company Archive and Library

Q&A Session
moderated by Alessandra Vaccari, Associate Professor, University IUAV of

Networking Issues / Round-table Discussion 1
moderated by Alessandra Citti, Library Director, Central Library, Rimini
Campus University of Bologna

Coffee Break

Round-table Discussion 2 / Addressing the Iconauts
moderated by Mario Lupano, Full Professor and Library representative,
IUAV University of Venice

Q&A Session
moderated by Bruna Niccoli, MISA Steering committee member and Lecturer,
University of Pisa

Closing Remarks and Conclusions
Paola Colaiacomo, MISA Steering committee member and Full Professor,
IUAV University of Venice

Round-Table Discussions Attendees (in alphabetical order)
Diana Barbetta, Biblioteca della Moda, Milan
Elisabetta Borina and Alessandra Fiore, Mede Libreria della Moda e del
Alessandra Citti, Central Library, Rimini Campus University of Bologna
Daniela Degl’Innocenti, Library Prato Textile Museum
Bonizza Giordani Aragno, Library Accademia Costume & Moda, Rome
Mario Lupano, IUAV University of Venice
Laura Lusuardi and Federica Fornaciari, BAI Max Mara Company Archive and
Nicoletta Melito, Fabrica Library
Adelheid Rasche, Lipperheide Costume Berlin, Art Library, State Museums
Chiara Squarcina and Federica Centulani, Palazzo Mocenigo Library, Study
Centre for the History of Textiles and Costume
Dieter Suls, Library MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp
Anna Tonicello, University Library System, IUAV University of Venice

Symposium Technical Program Chair
Alessandra Vaccari
IUAV University of Venice

Practical Info
Valentina Meneghello
MISA Associazione Italiana degli Studi di Moda
+39 3333587450

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Fashion in Libraries (Treviso, 4 Jul 14). In: H-ArtHist, Jul 3,
2014. <>.


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