It’s possible that this basketball team was from the Pennington Seminary of Pennington, New Jersey. If so, it’s interesting because 1909 was the last year that girls were admitted to the school until 1972. Today, there is once again, a girl’s basketball team at Pennington – the Red Raiders.
And on to the non-sporting news:
* Woolrich, the country’s oldest continually running textile factory, has made a public commitment to expand their made in the USA products in a letter issued at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
* The Textile Gallery at the Charleston Museum has three new exhibitions: Uniformly Dressed, through August 11, 2013, Fashion Accessories: Shoes through June 9, 2013, and Hunt and Habit, through April 21, 2013.
* Is it possible to get enough of Bill Cunningham? I really don’t think so.
* The Frick presented a lecture by Aileen Ribeiro titled Renoir and the Democracy of Fashion which you can view in its entirety.
* Norma Kamali has been doing quilted coats since the 1970s, so I’m wondering what took her so long to do this.
* Check out these eleven art-inspired fashion shoots, compiled by Raquel Laneri.
* Designer Alfred Fiandaca died last week at the age of 72.
* The winter 2013 edition of the Vintage Fashion Guild newsletter is available for viewing. It’s full of articles of interest to vintage fashion lovers.
* This All Things Considered story helps explain why the New York Garment District remains important to emerging designers.
* And then they ask the question, “Could Cristobal Balenciaga make it today?”
* I’ve decided not to get my panties in a twist over the Miuccia Prada costumes for the new Boz Luhrmann Great Gatsby film. Really, I have.
* The Kent State Museum’s collection of Katharine Hepburn’s clothing has left New York and is now on display in Florida at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Through May 19, 2013.