There has been a lot of talk this past week about what people choose to wear, so let’s join in the chorus by analyzing this couple’s attire. She wins on basis of appropriateness. Her neat breeches topped with boots or leggings are perfect for the snow. Both have the layering thing down pat, but where the heck are his gloves? Another view of them is at the bottom of the post.
- The new Congress was sworn in and clothes mattered. From a veteran’s shorts that showed his new legs, to a feminist white pants suit, to an ultra-femme bisexual look, to Native touches and looks that showed off the wearer’s ethnicity, the 116th Congress is not your grandpa’s government.
- The International Tennis Hall of Fame has posted an online gallery, showing off their tennis clothing collection.
- We are to be treated to a TV mini-series on designer Halston.
- Dress reformer Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first and only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.
- To kids of the Sixties, it will always be a Nehru jacket.
- This one is not so much about clothing, as it is about bad history in general. However, the main issue of bad history and false research applies to many disciplines. I see a lot of problems with TV “documentaries” when images are chosen to illustrate fashion.
- It’s time for us to decide whether or not our historical artifacts are worth preserving.
- Exhibition Lab: Sargent and Fashion is an experiment by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in which visitors get to give input on a future exhibition. Boston readers, if you go, let me know what you think.
Thanks to Janey for the great photos.