Well, the miscellany is back, thanks to several of you who have been regularly feeding great links to me. I hope to be able to share links once a month, so if you run across any good fashion or textile news, please pass then on to me.
The pandemic has made me so grateful for the internet. Many groups and museums and fashion historians have really stepped up with online content. My favorites have been live programming, such as conversations between historians and museum personnel. I’ll be sharing a few of these.
Between times, my long range project list has really dwindled. Most importantly, I have almost finished repairing and quilting a pieced quilt top my Grandma Lizzie made in the early 1940s. There’s a story that I’ll be sharing when I get it finished.
And now, the news…
* The National Arts Club in New York has been an excellent resource for live programming. They add events on a regular basis, and many are about fashion. After they air, the programs are put on their YouTube channel. Here’s a recent conversation with an actress who portrays Hollywood designer Edith Head.
* Just how is the pandemic changing fashion?
* The Barbara Brackman blog is always interesting. Read this post on polka dots.
* Brooks Brothers is the latest retail establishment to file for bankruptcy.
* Another group that has had some excellent online content on fashion and cultural history is Jane Austen & Co. They recently hosted a presentation by Hilary Davidson on dressing in Austen’s time. The next presentation is about crafting in Austen’s time.
* The excellent BBC series, A Stitch in Time with fashion historial Amber Butchart is now showing on Amazon Prime.
* There is a new and improved Fashion and Race Database.
* The one-day Willi Smith exhibition lives on in digital form.
* The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum posted an online presentation, The American Look: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Fashion of Her Time.
* “The Gwillim Project Online, which centres around the unpublished correspondence and artwork of two sisters who lived in Madras at the beginning of the nineteenth century…” presented a program on the sisters’ correspondence concerning textiles and clothing.