Film Costume Exhibit at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah

Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art just opened a new exhibit called, “Cut! Costume and the Cinema” last week. This exhibit features 40 period costumes worn by film actors and actress like Keira Knightley, Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Daniel Craig and more. The costumes are presented by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England.

The Museum of Art opened the exhibit with a reception in a Hollywood Red Carpet style with photo opportunities and refreshments. Later in the evening, the museum hosted an outdoor movie showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) in their sculpture garden. The reception was well attended by the university and local community.

This is the first time Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art has exhibited costumes. Hopefully there will be more exhibits like this in the future!

To see more information about the exhibit:

Article: L’Eclaireur’s Patrick Aramburu on the Parisian Retailer’s ‘Difficult’ Approach

L’Eclaireur’s Patrick Aramburu on the Parisian Retailer’s ‘Difficult’ Approach

Online Subscription Resource: WindowsWear Pro

Online Subscription Resource:  WindowsWear Pro
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Online Article: Fashion Conference SOURCING to Feature 3D Printing

Online Article:  Fashion Conference SOURCING to Feature 3D Printing by Michael Molitch-Hou

Date:  Wed, July 16, 2014

Source:  3D Printing Industry

“Fashion designers, brands, and distributors will be in for a 3D printed surprise at this year’s SOURCING at Magic event.  The conference for fashion resources across the supply chain, held from August 17-20, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will, for the first time, feature 3D printing among its 50+ seminar sessions.”
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Book: Natural Colorants for Dyeing and Lake Pigments: Practical Recipes and their Historical Sources

Greetings!  I noticed a forthcoming book I want to share with you all.  It’ll be available from / Michael Shamansky, Bookseller Inc. [].  It looks fascinating and quite unique:

Catalog Number: 131566
Title: Natural Colorants for Dyeing and Lake Pigments: Practical Recipes and their Historical Sources
Author: Kirby, Jo (et al)
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9781909492158
Description: London: Archetype, 2014. 28cm., pbk., 112pp., 70 color illus. Summary: This handbook provides the basic principles and processes of dying and lake pigment making (using the term ‘lake pigment’ in its original, historical, sense indicating a naturally occurring dye precipitated onto a conventional usually white substrate, frequently a form of hydrated alumina). The wide range of natural colorants and their plant and animal sources are outlined as is the basic chemistry of the dyes and mordants.. A large part of this book is devoted to practical dyeing recipes that were developed following a study of some of the historical recipes. Their common features were then drawn together to enable readers to make their own lake pigments or dye their own textiles using dyes from naturally occurring raw materials in a simple way – under relatively controlled conditions and using recipes optimised for easy use in the laboratory or indeed the classroom. The reader can try modifying the conditions or the amount of raw material, for example, to obtain different results. Suggestions for simple modifications are given