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Fashion in Song – Vogue (1990)

The ‘Vogue’ that Madonna sings about is a stylized form of dancing that evolved in the 1980s in the gay Harlem ballroom scene. The moves were based on the poses struck by models and actresses for fashion magazines like Vogue … Continue reading

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Release the White Shoes!

Today is Whit Monday, a Christian calendar holiday occurring the day after Whit Sunday, which is the seventh Sunday after Easter. The date marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. The date became a holiday in Europe … Continue reading

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Film & Fashion – Rocketman

Just saw Rocketman, and LOVED the costuming! Most of the stage costumes were unfamiliar to me but when I got home and read up, it turns out that all but a few of the stage costumes were original creations by … Continue reading

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Fashion in Song – I’m Too Sexy (for my shirt), 1991

Richard Fairbrass, lead singer for the group Right Said Fred, wrote the lyrics for the song as a sarcastic joke. One thing lead to another and in late 1991, the song was recorded, released, and peaked at number 2 on … Continue reading

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Paris hairstyles, 1944

These production tests from the film Falbalas are interesting because the film was shot in Paris in early spring 1944, before it was liberated. The film revolves around the couture fashion industry, and shows the sharp contrast between Paris couture … Continue reading

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Been a Bit Busy…

It’s been a while since I have added a post because I have been busy pulling together the new exhibition Made in France at the museum. It also looked like the site had been hijacked as many people were getting … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Anniversary to me!

I just realized my first blog entry was on October 26, 2008! My host accidentally erased the site in 2010, but I managed to recover most of what had been written, reposted, and kept on going. The GREAT thing about … Continue reading

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Housekeeping update re: readers of this blog

I had an open door policy for anyone to sign up here but the internet spoiled that trust and I was being bombarded with countless offers every day for everything from knock off Vuitton purses and ways to make $5,000 per month from … Continue reading

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And we’re back!

In case you were wondering what happened… while getting the Fashion History Museum website launched last week, an error was made (not by me) which eliminated the Kickshaw Production website and this blog. I now have the blog mostly restored, however, most … Continue reading

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My blog had a boo boo…

Long story short — while getting the Fashion History Museum website launched last week, an error was made (not by me) which eliminated the Kickshaw Production website and blog. After the five stages of grief were dealt with (denial, anger, bargaining, … Continue reading

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