Vintage Miscellany – March 18, 2018

I’ve posted photos of this unknown woman before, as she is featured in the small photo album of the Adirondacks that I have. This photo was not glued in the album, and I think it might be a bit later. Our sportswoman has taken to wearing her outing skirt a bit shorter than before.

And now for some news…

  •   Rita Moreno reached far back into her closet to find a dress for this year’s Oscar ceremony.
  •    FIT has started a new project, “The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access source for fashion history knowledge.”
  •    Blogger Leimomi Oakes decided to test the waters in a newly made Edwardian style wool bathing suit.
  •    “A uniform for intellectuals … Marimekko is for women whose way of wearing clothes is to forget what they have on.”
  •    DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) has a great feature on women’s impact on baseball.
  •    The story of a circa 1730 wedding dress and the girl who made it.
  •    Tim Gunn and Dr. Valerie Steele at The Museum at FIT’s 19th fashion symposium, Fashion and Physique,  which was held in February, 2018.
  •    The fashion legacy of Hubert de Givenchy.
  •     Jimmy Fallon ordered a lot of junk from the Trump store so he could see where the products were made. No surprise that most of the stuff was made in China, but two items, including a doggie bandana, had no country of origin on the product, a violation of law. Fallow has filed a complaint.
  •   Besides the obvious fact that Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform, is there any tradition that the first family should be following in regards to fashion?
  •    Last of all, let’s talk about museums. Every year the de Young Museum in San Francisco has a very popular show in which local flower arrangers display their work which is inspired by art in the museum. The show is so popular with people taking photos that the museum has set aside a period of time as “photo free.” As expected, some people love it, and others hate it, but the article does a good job of presenting both sides of the issue.
  • When I started writing this blog in 2005, it was very common for cameras to be banned in museums. That’s why I started sketching in museums. But as the camera phone became ubiquitous, and social media became increasingly visual, many museums began changing their policies. It makes sense. A good Instagram photo can be valuable publicity.  Today I use my camera a lot more, but a museum experience is not just about taking a lot of great photos to put online. It’s about what you can see and learn.



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7 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – March 18, 2018

  1. Am I crazy or does the 1730s dress look much more like it is from the 1830s? Is it possible they made a mistake?


  2. ceci

    I’m always startled by picture taking in museums – I wonder how well the phone photos of a recent Vermeer exhibit really came out? They had a fabulous brochure but with tiny postage stamp pictures, so the phone photos might have complemented that?



  3. Christine

    I ALWAYS read your Vintage Miscellany posts. Even before I follow most of the links, you’ve piqued my interest, brought up a new idea, or found a link to expand on a topic I’m already familiar with or interested in. Thank you so much


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