November 7, 2015 – January 24, 2016
Cincinnati Art Museum (http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/details/1830-high-style)
“High Style traces the evolution of fashion from 1910 through 1980 with garments and accessories by the most influential European and American designers of the 20th century, including Schiaparelli, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Norell, Scaasi, and Charles James, among others.”
For more information, please check out the Cincinnati Art Museum website.
October 23, 2015 – March 20, 2016
“Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. On display are 146 photographs from the museum’s permanent collection, including the debut of 100 photographs recently donated to the museum by The Irving Penn Foundation. The exhibition presents several previously unseen or never exhibited photographs. Also on view for the first time are Super 8 mm films of Penn in Morocco, made by his wife Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, that add a vivid picture of the artist at work.”
For more information, please check out the Smithsonian American Art Museum website.
I wanted to share a unique online resource with my fellow Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group members called the American Fashion Podcast. This podcast is part of Fashion Media Center, LLC based in Brooklyn, NY.
“American Fashion (TM) Podcast is a weekly conversation about the fashion industry. Hosts Charles Beckwith (fashion media producer), Seth Friedermann (fashion business consultant / punk for life), and Lisa-Maria Radano (writer / producer / native New Yorker) talk about the here and now of the garment industry and everyday life for creative people in New York City. Guests include fashion designers, costume designers, retail store owners and buyers, fashion technology entrepreneurs, runway photographers, and sustainability advocates.”
You can access the podcast through a variety of different sources:
Want to attend the ARLIS/NA + VRA joint conference in Seattle next year, but need some assistance to get there? Consider applying for a Conference Travel Award! There are 6 available each for $1000 – 3 for ARLIS members and 3 open to all including non-members.
Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST.