FTC SIG Meeting at ARLIS/NA Conference – Location Change

If you are planning to join the Fashion, Textile & Costume Special Interest Group Meeting, please note that there has been a location change. Time and date remain the same.

When: SundayMarch 22nd 3:30-4:30 pm 

Where: Texas  I-J, Omni Fort Worth Hotel

“Destination DFW: ARLIS/NA Conference ” Webinar Notes

The planners of the 43rd Annual ARLIS/NA Conference  hosted a lunchtime chat about the upcoming conference in Fort Worth on February 27th. If you missed it and want to learn about “fun things to do, tips for getting the most out of your conference experience, resources available for first-time attendees, and how to get involved in ARLIS/NA” click on the link below for a copy of the chat transcript.

ChatLog Ft Worth Pre_Conference Chat 2015_02_27 14_04

Cataloging Standards for Historical Costume

Hi Folks,

A new contact, Nichole DeMichelis, works at the Society for the Museum of Original Costume in Vancouver. She had some questions about cataloging historical costume items, and I’m hoping someone out there can help!

“I’m working with the Society for the Museum of Original Costume (SMOC) in Vancouver, BC as the Virtual Museum Liason. I’m working slowly but surely to digitize the records and move them into a database. I was just wondering what vocabularies are standard when cataloging historical costume. We’ve been following ICOM Costume Committee, but it’s a bit unwieldy. Also, what cataloging standard(s) do you use? SMOC has been using SPECTRUM, a strange standard I hadn’t encountered previously. “

Carla-Mae Crookendale

FTC SIG Meeting Agenda at ARLIS/NA Conference – Correction

Hi All,

Correction, our SIG meeting will be on Sunday, March 22nd, 3:30-4:30 pm, not March 20th.

I apologize for the error

Carla-Mae Crookendale
Fashion, Textile & Costume Vice-Moderator


FTC SIG Meeting Agenda at ARLIS/NA Conference

The 43rd annual ARLIS/NA Conference is right around the corner, from March 19-23 at the Omni Fort Worth hotel in Texas . If you will be attending,  please join us for the Fashion, Textile & Costume Special Interest Group Meeting.

When: Sunday, March 22nd 3:30-4:30 pm

Where: Sundance 6 room, Omni Fort Worth Hotel


  • Introductions & SIG report
  • Opportunity for collaboration with Librarian Wardrobe
  • Updates on fashion resources from Proquest and Bloomsbury Publishing
  • SIG business for the new year
  • Open discussion

If you have comments or questions, feel free to e-mail me at cmcrookendale@vcu.edu. Looking forward to seeing you in Fort Worth!

Carla-Mae Crookendale
Fashion, Textile & Costume Vice-Moderator

ARLIS/NA and Librarian Wardrobe: Call for Volunteer Photographers

Calling all fashion and photography enthusiasts! Volunteer photographers are invited to capture ARLIS/NA members’ legendary style for the Librarian Wardrobe blog — http://librarianwardrobe.com.

For inspiration, here are the pics from last year’s conference in Washington, D.C. It’s wonderful that Librarian Wardrobe has agreed to partner with ARLIS/NA again for the conference in Fort Worth.

In order to volunteer be you should be…
* An information professional or LIS student
* Willing to share a photo and short bio of yourself on LW
* Able to collect at least 3-5 photos during the conference
* Comfortable engaging with fellow conference-goers. Photos must be taken with consent (no candid pics) and include the photographed subject’s position/job title, type of library, and location.

Click here to sign up!

If selected you’ll be introduced to LW’s admins, in order to submit your photos to them directly.

Please sign up by March 10th.

Exhibition: Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede


Evening Dress “Flowers Motif”, Halston, 1972
Materials: Silk knit and elastic
Courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Exhibition: Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede

Where: Mint Museum, NC

When: March 7 2015 – June 14 2015

“A captivating exhibition that, for the first time, unites the work of Roy Halston Frowick and Andy Warhol, offering a unique perspective on the intersections between their lives and creative practice.

Halston and Warhol integrates approximately 40 of Halston’s creations, including the iconic pillbox hat designed for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and his signature Ultrasuede shirtdress, with a broad selection of paintings, photographs, and videos by Warhol. It also features a variety of archival material and ephemera that further link the two men both creatively and socially and explore their shared influences and interests.”