The 1910s and early 1920s were an awkward time for women’s bathing suits. They were getting smaller, and the proportions often just look off. But here’s a young woman who looks great on the beach with her stripe-trimmed bathing suit and jaunty hat. I like to think that the stripes are red and white.
And now for the news…
- Project Runway stirred up a bit of a kerfuffle by the use of the term “old lady” in reference to out-of-date or dowdy clothes.
- I’m pretty sure I’ve posted this before, but if you are in need of reading material, The Journal of Dress History is available free online.
- There is now an Instagram account that tells us how much celebrity preachers pay for their sneakers. I love the internet.
- Please, no more Coco Chanel picture books!
- Is the oft repeated “fact” about the fashion industry being the second largest polluting industry actually true?
- “A metal detectorist has unearthed a gold hat pin that may have links to King Edward IV.”
- “If you are going to try and replicate a certain aesthetic that belongs to an indigenous culture, bring these groups into your supply chain and create sustainable jobs.”
- Follow The Threads, which opened at Glasgow’s Lighthouse Museum is a textile lover’s dream.
- Want to see some old sweaters?
- With the burning of the National Museum of Brazil and Notre Dame, and the closures of several important museums, it is past time to be concerned about the protection of artifacts.
- There is a link between fashion and vaccinations.