The woman in today’s photograph is not identified, but I can tell you the photo was developed in Keokuk, Iowa. It’s the early 1930s, and she is dressed in a slender dress, possibly knit. Her gauntlets, handbag, and hat are all white, and while we can’t see them, I’d be willing to bet her shoes are as well. The only contrast is the dark bit on her wrist. I can’t tell if it is a handbag strap or a bracelet. She quite matchy, but I think she is quite chic.
And now for the news…
- Is “fashion” running out of ideas?
- Love art? Have lots of money? Then the Jeff Koons/Louis Vuitton bags might just be for you.
- A fur coat worn by Mabel Bennett has sold for £150,000. Stewardess Bennett was wearing the coat when she escaped from the sinking Titanic.
- A sewing needle that is at least 50,000 years old has been discovered in a cave in Siberia. thanks to Nann for the link
- The new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is now open. This is not your grandpa’s museum, as you can read in this great review.
- Winterthur has a great sounding new exhibition, Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes.
- The Harris Tweed Authority has hired a monitoring service to keep an eye out for fakes.
- The Secret Life of Textiles: Synthetic Materials at the Met, illustrates many of the problems one encounters in trying to preserve a collection of plastic materials.
- Amazon has been awarded a patent for a manufacturing system designed to quickly produce clothing after a customer orders it.
- Sensitivity readers are a thing.