Berg Fashion Library, New Image Partnership: The Fashion Museum, Bath

Image Partnership: Berg Fashion Library – Fashion Museum, Bath

Kathryn Earle, Head of Visual Arts Publishing at Bloomsbury, comments:  “Bloomsbury is delighted to partner with the Fashion Museum, Bath, by making some of its most exciting objects available to view online for the first time through the Berg Fashion Library. The images will showcase an extensive array of items from the museum’s esteemed international collection beginning with hundreds of glorious fashion illustrations from the Paquin archive, a fascinating window on early 20th century fashion.

© Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council

“Fashion Drawing of the front view of a below the knee, sleeveless robe du soir with a square cut neckline with wide shoulder straps gathered into it, a draped bodice with a natural waistline, and a skirt decorated with large puffs of fabric. One is placed on the back side waist and the other at the back side hip, which creates a large ruffle at the front of the dress. A pointed panel inserted at the left side waist seams gathered fabric to the skirt to fall to floor length. There is a pencil drawing of the back view on the bottom right.”

A $3 million gift from Avenir Foundation to Denver Art Museum for Textile Art

Denver Art Museum, Department of Textile Art

Imperial Manchu Man’s Semiformal Court Robe with Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty. China, Qing Dynasty:  1850-1875, Woven silk and metal thread tapestry. Neusteter Textile Collection, Denver Art Museum. Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.196

“A $3 million gift from Avenir Foundation, announced in January 2012, has transformed the department of textile art. The donation endowed the department, funding its staff and program in perpetuity.  It also supported the relocation and significant expansion of the textile art gallery, which opened on May 19, 2013, with its inaugural exhibition, Cover Story. In the adjacent innovative and interactive Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio, visitors can learn about many aspects of textile art and also try their hand at different techniques, while the PreVIEW space, funded with help from the William H. Donner Foundation, provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes work that fuels our textile art exhibitions. The new textile art complex—these three areas plus storage for the majority of the department’s more than 5,000 objects—occupies more than 8,000 square feet on the 6th floor of the North Building. Spun: Adventures in Textile Art, a museum-wide series of textile-related exhibitions joins in the celebration.”

Webinar – ARTstor: Fashion and Costume in the Digital Library

What:  Online Webinar – Introducing ARTstor: Fashion and Costume in the Digital Library

When:  Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM – 4:00 AM EDT

Details:  This session will highlight collections within the ARTstor Digital Library that are particularly useful in the field of fashion and costume history. Attendees will learn to browse and keyword search in these collections as well as to create image groups and export them into presentation software.


Registration is open for Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

Registration is open for Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode

On Thursday, October 3rd, Friday, October 4th, and Saturday, October 5th professionals and students from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College in New York, NY for Fashion: Now & Then: Meaning, Media, and Mode, a conference on fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions. The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street.

The keynote speaker is Alessandra Arezzi Boza, Communication and Content Director of Europeana Fashion Project.  She will present Europeana Fashion: Putting Europe’s Fashion Heritage Online on Friday, October 4th.

The event will kick off on Friday evening with a discussion: Marilyn Monroe: Fashion Icon: Then and Now between Mark Mendelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ellen Tracy and Nick Woodhouse, President at Authentic Brands Group

Over fifty representatives from the fashion industry, libraries, museums, archives, publishers, and educational institutions will make presentations. The schedule is located on the LIM College Adrian G. Marcuse Library page:

Register: Breakfast and lunch are included on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th.  Receptions are included all three evenings. A limited number of scholarships are available to help offset conference fees. Contact Rebecca Collier for more information about scholarships.

For more information go to or contact Lisa Ryan at or 646.218.7737

Versace, Cavalli, Valentino dress Snow White and the Disney princesses

Article:  Versace, Missoni, Valentino, Escada, Roberto Cavalli, Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta … I grandi nomi della moda vestono le principesse più famose.

Source:  D Moda / La Republicca

L’abito di versace color oro è ispirato all’abito del ballo di Cenerentola  (il quarto da destra)