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Re-reading Edwardian fashion tintypes

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman at “Beach”],  ca. 1880, 2009.3.1 Some interpretations of early tintypes of women with their backs to the camera, believe the women are showing off their (lovely) long hairstyles. While very long hair was fashionable at the time, I like … Continue reading

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Fashion Check

While many are huddled inside, trying to stay warm, fashion designers around the globe will be busy showcasing their Spring 2013 collections. New York’s Fashion Week will commence on February 7 and fashion editors, stylists, and buyers will try their … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Footwear

Edward Steichen, [Shoes], 1930 (698.2000) David Seidner, Martial & Armand, 1990 (2007.69.4) Ferenc Berko, Woman’s Legs, Brookfield Zoo, October 1950 (595.1993) Elliott Erwitt, New York City, 1974 (743.1986) Chris Collins, Mouse in Shoe, 1990 (278.1991)

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Focus on Fashion: Coats

David Seidner, [Yves Saint Laurent], 1983 (2007.63.7) Louise Dahl-Wolf, Natalie in Grès coat, Kairouan, 1950 (82.1982) Alfred Eisenstaedt, A New York vacationer in Miami Beach, 1940 (331.1989) Martin Munkacsi, [Woman wearing Jaeger travel coat on wing of airplane], 1939 (2007.110.2267)

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Focus on Fashion: Hats

Seeberger Frères, [Two Unidentified Women, Deauville, France], August 18, 1912 Alfred Eisenstaedt, Janet MacLeod wearing a black-eyed veil attached to a hat by Lilly Daché, New York City, 1937 LIFE, October 5, 1942 Jack Delano, Miss Selma Barbour, Manager of … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Dior

Louis Dahl-Wolfe, Mary Jane Russell in Dior swan hat, Paris, 1949 Martin Munkacsi, [Woman wearing Dior suit], 1949 Gisele Freund, [Juan Peron watching chambermaid adjust medals on wife Eva Peron’s Dior gown, Theatre Colon, Buenos Aires], July 9, 1950 Richard … Continue reading

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David Seidner: From Fashion to Flowers

David Seidner, Tina Chow/Chanel, 1984 David Seidner, Helena Bonham Carter, 1998 David Seidner, Valentino, Italian Vogue, 1984 David Seidner, Pink Orchid, 1999 David Seidner (1957-1999) was best known as a fashion photographer during the 1980s and 90s.  He moved to Paris … Continue reading

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Fashion a la mode

This past weekend I visited the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan. Some photographs of a project by Terrance Houle called Urban Indian Series are currently on view, as part of a larger exhibit, HIDE: Skin as … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Backstage and On Stage

William Klein, Patrick Kelly, 1987, from Backstage, 1986–92 N. R. Farbman, [Models in evening dresses surrounded by crowd of buyers, Dior fashion show], 1951 Gordon Parks, Paris Showings–Show stoppers of collections where fabulous ball dresses like these Fath designs. The … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Coco Chanel

Horst P. Horst, Coco Chanel, Paris, 1937 David Seidner, Tina Chow/Chanel, 1984 David Seidner, Betty Lago, Chanel, 1985 Coco Chanel was one of the world’s top couturiers. From the founding of the House of Chanel in 1909 until her death … Continue reading

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