Category Archives: Fashion

Scarf designer Vera Neumann

Vera Neumann (nee Salaff) was born June 24, 1907 and attended art school and the Traphagen School of Design. She began working as a fashion illustrator before going into textile design. After marrying George Neumann, the two founded a silk … Continue reading

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History Bounding

‘History Bounding’ is a recent trend for enthusiasts who dress in contemporary clothes styled after an historical period or person. It began six years ago when Canadian blogger Leslie Kay, who was headed for Disney World, began a blog called … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation or Admiration?

The topic of fashion and cultural appropriation rears its head once again – this time Dior is in trouble for an advertising campaign that got nixed before it was even launched. A campaign for their men’s fragrance Sauvage (which means … Continue reading

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School Shooting Chic

You have probably never heard of the label Bstroy, and hopefully you will never hear of them again after their extraordinarily offensive spring 2020 men’s collection of hoodies with holes, simulating bullet holes. What is profoundly obscene about this collection … Continue reading

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Straw Hat Day and Felt Hat Day

The stiff straw boater (aka skimmer) became a popular summer hat for men in the 1890s and remained popular until the 1920s. Typically worn for semi-formal occasions, they were usually donned with lightweight summer suits, or blazers with white flannels … Continue reading

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Fashion in the 1990s – posted on 19/9/9!

I found links to three fascinating hour long documentaries that look at the creative fashions and fashion industry of the 1990s. The first film done in 1992 is by Henry Stein and looks at the origins of an avant-garde fashion … Continue reading

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Esse Purse Museum does Swimwear!

This post is a little late… In 2016 we loaned these bathing suits from the FHM collection to the Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas. I think they did a great job creating decade cases that put the suits … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Rosbergs

Jacob Wolfe Rosberg and Mary (Mindel) and their four children emigrated from Kielce, Poland to Toronto in 1913. After a few years, the family moved to Niagara Falls to open a menswear shop that supplied workers at the Queenston hydroelectric … Continue reading

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Isabel Toledo 1960 – 2019

Isabel Toledo died Monday from breast cancer at the age of 59. Born Maria Isabel Izquierdo on April 9, 1960 in Camajuani, Cuba, Isabel immigrated to New Jersey in 1968. She met her future Cuban-born husband, Ruben Toledo, in high … Continue reading

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Fashion in Art – Jack Shadbolt (1942)

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