Exhibition: High Style

November 7, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Art Museum (http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/details/1830-high-style)

“High Style traces the evolution of fashion from 1910 through 1980 with garments and accessories by the most influential European and American designers of the 20th century, including Schiaparelli, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Norell, Scaasi, and Charles James, among others.” 

For more information, please check out the Cincinnati Art Museum website.

Exhibition: Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

October 23, 2015 – March 20, 2016

Washington, D.C.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. On display are 146 photographs from the museum’s permanent collection, including the debut of 100 photographs recently donated to the museum by The Irving Penn Foundation. The exhibition presents several previously unseen or never exhibited photographs. Also on view for the first time are Super 8 mm films of Penn in Morocco, made by his wife Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, that add a vivid picture of the artist at work.”

For more information, please check out the Smithsonian American Art Museum website.


Unique Online Resource: American Fashion Podcast

I wanted to share a unique online resource with my fellow Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group members called the American Fashion Podcast. This podcast is part of Fashion Media Center, LLC based in Brooklyn, NY.

“American Fashion (TM) Podcast is a weekly conversation about the fashion industry. Hosts Charles Beckwith (fashion media producer), Seth Friedermann (fashion business consultant / punk for life), and Lisa-Maria Radano (writer / producer / native New Yorker) talk about the here and now of the garment industry and everyday life for creative people in New York City. Guests include fashion designers, costume designers, retail store owners and buyers, fashion technology entrepreneurs, runway photographers, and sustainability advocates.”

You can access the podcast through a variety of different sources:


SCAD FASH + “Oscar de la Renta” Exhibition

SCAD has recently opened SCAD FASH, the SCAD Museum of Fashion and Film. Located at the SCAD-Atlanta campus, SCAD FASH will serve as a teaching museum, showcasing year-round fashion exhibitions, events and films that “focus on the future of fashion design, connecting conceptual to historical principles of dress — whether ceremonial, celebratory or casual.” SCAD FASH features more than 10,000 feet of exhibition space, collections storage, as well as a resource room and a media lounge where visitors can discover techniques, materials, films and digital presentations. The museum also serves as an extension of the classroom, affording SCAD students myriad learning opportunities and the chance to help develop and present exhibitions.


Now on view, SCAD FASH’s inaugural exhibit “Oscar De La Renta” explores the life and work of this designer and fashion house. More than 60 garments are view, many loaned from personal collections of taste-makers such as Beyonce, Anna Wintour, Oprah Winfrey and more. Visitors receive an intimate experience of the garments and the women who wore them, due to the show’s arrangement and close viewing within the space. The exhibition also incorporates projections and prints by SCAD alumni, as well as “Ovation for Oscar”, a new SCAD-commissioned short documentary. Additional info as well as learning exercises developed around the show are available in the curriculum guide (click to view or download a PDF).  “Oscar De La Renta” is on view through December 31st.


For more information visit http://scadfash.org/

ARLIS Conference Travel Awards – DEADLINE NEAR!

Want to attend the ARLIS/NA + VRA joint conference in Seattle next year, but need some assistance to get there? Consider applying for a Conference Travel Award! There are 6 available each for $1000 – 3 for ARLIS members and 3 open to all including non-members.

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST.