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Fashion Hall of Obscurity – Jorn Langberg

As Christian Dior’s business succeeded he expanded his fashion empire to include outposts, most notably in New York in 1948 and London in 1952. Designing for these lines initially came from Dior himself, but as the work load increased assistant designers … Continue reading

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DIORama – art or fashion?

Last November the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) launched an exhibition in their textile and costume gallery entitled BIG. Despite the fact that there is nothing oversized about the one room exhibition, there is one big museum purchase with a huge … Continue reading

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The Image that Launched a Thousand Misconceptions

I hate this image. It appears in numerous fashion history books as an example of Dior’s debut collection from spring 1947 – the same collection that U.S. Harper’s Bazaar editor Carmel Snow said had such a “New Look.” The image … Continue reading

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Dior and the War

An interesting tidbit about Christian Dior’s family re-surfaced recently when the C.E.O. of Christian Dior took the stage a few weeks ago before a Dior fashion show to talk a little about Dior’s family during the war. Dior’s sister, Catherine, had been … Continue reading

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Take a quiz – Win a prize! —— And the winner is Mary-Jane Enros!

(Originally blogged January 15, 2010) Congratulations to all who sent in their answers to the fashion designer quiz. All questions were answered correctly but not by one person! There was a three-way tie for first place with a score of … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to?

(Originally blogged December 24, 2009) Thomas Hoving died last week. His name may not be familiar to most, but in the museum field Thomas Hoving is remembered as a controversial director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York … Continue reading

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Forties Fashion – From Siren Suits to the New Look

(Originally blogged October 29, 2008) Forgive the blatant self-promotion with this post as I herald the release date of my latest book. I have always found the Second World War a fascinating topic but our connection to that period of … Continue reading

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