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Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s Blitz

London Fashion in the 1980s on Display at V&A

London Fashion in the 1980s on Display at V&A

To provide a snapshot of the most fashionable and creative designers working in London in the 1980s, this summer an exhibition at the V&A will look at how the impact of underground club culture was felt far beyond the club doors, reinventing fashion worldwide. More than 85 outfits by designers such as John Galliano, Vivienne

Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection in Philadelphia

The iconic garments and contemporary designs of Ronaldus Shamask will soon be on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since he presented his first couture collection in 1979 in New York, Shamask’s designs have been shaped by architecture as well as traditional Japanese clothing and crafts, including origami, the art of paper folding. Born in Amsterdam

Made in Hollywood, Displayed in Toledo

Picture it: the golden age of Hollywood where the likes of Clark Gable and Greta Garbo were transformed into gods and goddesses who ruled the screens and stole the hearts of adoring movie-goers. Equally significant but generally less recognizable are the photographers who helped launch these icons into stardom through their timeless photographs. This October Made

1920s and ’30s Glamour Fashion on View at NC Museum

The romance and fascination of Hollywood’s Golden Era will be on view early next year in North Carolina at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art with a display of the fashion photographs of Edward Steichen. Referred to as American’s first great fashion photographer, Steichen was already a famous painter and photographer on both sides

Groupon Provides Customer Insight for Show Promoters

Thinking you know who your customer is and knowing who your customer is are two different things. Knowing your customer comes not through casual observation, but through an ongoing effort to collect data from a variety of sources. Services like Groupon provide some measure of insight, though it may be limited to providing information on

The Look of Love at the Birmingham Museum of Art

Exquisite in craftsmanship, unique in detail, and few in number, lover’s eye miniatures are small-scale portraits of individual eyes set into various forms of jewelry from late 18th- and early 19th-century England. Featuring an impressive 98 pieces, the collection currently on view in Birmingham, Alabama is considered to be the largest of its kind, with

Ladies’ Cartier Watch Brings More Than $20K

A ladies’ Cartier Art Deco diamond wristwatch realized $21,000 in Cordier Auctions’ Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction, the inaugural auction in their new Harrisburg, Pennsylvania salesroom on November 5 and 6. Watches especially saw several strong results including the top lot of the two day auction, a lady’s Cartier Art Deco platinum, 18K

Austin, America’s Vintage Capital

It may just be the vintage capital of the U.S. As you can see from the chart, Austin, Texas is a young city- and its one where while the larger antiques world may be in doldrums, people in Austin are living, eating and breathing vintage. It’s not just clothing either. Walking into a store called

Let’s Talk About Pure Vintage Authenticity

If you’ve spent a moment fretting about what is and isn’t vintage or have been aghast to see items in major retail stores labeled as vintage, you’ll want to listen to a new podcast. Eric Miller discusses vintage and authenticity with Massachusetts dealer Jane Hudson, North Shore Flea promoter Melissa Sands and Jon Jenkins of Jenkins Promotions. You can

Gaultier at DMA: From Sidewalk to Catwalk

Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion world is rebellious, revolutional, and to some extent, revolting. These flashy, funky, decadent garments, by eliciting comments from viewers, annotate and challenge our societal views of self-expression through fashion – whether it is about injecting feminism into masculinity for boy toys with kilts, skirts or bra cups, or fetish leather suit with suggestive bondage and sex staging, or print patches of religious iconography/the Eiffel Tower or tattoo-like; loom large his personal statements. And his idiosyncrasy overwhelms both visual elements and sartorial achievements such as textural layers of plain or graphic or seamless assembly of different material as if they were organically grown together.

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