• We talk about the display The Clash: London Calling which just opened at the Museum of London and the National Army Museum’s exhibition of Abram Games’ wartime posters. See links below.

    The Clash: London Calling, Museum of London (15 November 2019 – 19 April 2019): https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/exhibitions/london-calling-40-years-clash

    Designed by: http://www.calumstorrie.com/

    London Calling: 1979 panel discussion (22 November 2019): https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/london-calling-1979?id=232008

    Lou Adler (director), Nancy Dowd (writer), Ladies & Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains (1982): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082639/

    Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona (directors), Glenda Ganis (costume design), The Lords of Flatbush (1974): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071772/

    The Art of Persuasion: Wartime Posters by Abram Games, National Army Museum (6 April 2019 - 24 November 2019): https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/art-persuasion-wartime-posters-abram-games

  • We talk about clothes worn by Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz in the film Greta and a slightly puzzling 1920s dress in the Museum of London’s collection. See links below.

    Neil Jordan (director), Joan Bergin (costume design), Greta (2018): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2639336/

    Nick Chen, Greta is a film about loneliness, and using designer bags to make friends, Dazed, 16 April 2019: https://www.dazeddigital.com/film-tv/article/44019/1/greta-film-neil-jordan-chloe-grace-moretz-isabelle-huppert

    Jules David Prown, ‘The Truth of Material Culture: History or Fiction?’, in Jules David Prown and Kenneth Haltman, American Artifacts: essays in material culture.(Michigan State University Press 2000), pp. 11-27

    Valerie Steele, A Museum of Fashion is More Than a Clothes-Bag, Fashion Theory, Volume 2, Issue 4 (1998), pages 327-335: https://doi.org/10.2752/136270498779476109

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  • We discuss punk girls in the 1982 film Ladies & Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains and Bianca Saunders wonderful exhibition Nearness in Brixton, London. See links below.

    Lou Adler (director), Nancy Dowd (writer), Ladies & Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains (1982): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082639/

    Trailer for Ladies & Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains (1982): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06kCwPpyjCk

    Jessica Heron-Langton, ‘Bianca Saunders enlists her family to star in her new Brixton exhibition’, Dazed (25 October 2019): https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/46511/1/bianca-saunders-nearness-exhibition-ronan-mckenzie-akinola-davies-caleb-femi

    Kemi Alemoru, ‘Bianca Saunders’ Black History Month exhibit is a comforting ode to the diaspora’, Gal-Dem (25 October 2019): https://gal-dem.com/bianca-saunders-nearness-new-exhibit-black-history-month/


  • We wonder whether there is a trend for cocooning clothes to protect us from the anxieties of contemporary politics ... and discuss the V&A’s Tim Walker exhibition ... See links below.

    Best in Show: Rebecca Arnold, Show Studio (2 June 2019): https://www.showstudio.com/projects/best_in_show/best-show-rebecca-arnold

    Definition of froufrou: https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/froufrou/35436

    Carola Bauckholt, Hirn & Ei (2010/11), performed at Detmolder Sommertheater (Juni 2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-fHqfGpmdw

    Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, V&A (until 8 March 2020): https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/tim-walker

    Have fun! by Tim Walker, Vogue Italia (14 November 2016): https://www.vogue.it/en/fashion/cover-fashion-stories/2016/11/14/have-fun-vogue-italia-november-2016/

    Museum of London, The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/kibbo-kift-collection-focus

    Cathy Ross, Designing Utopia: John Hargrave and the Kibbo Kift (Bloomsbury 2015): https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/designing-utopia-9781781300404/

    Annebella Pollen, The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians (Donlon Books 2016): https://donlonbooks.com/products/the-kindred-of-the-kibbo-kift-intellectual-barbarians-by-annebella-pollen

    Biographical notes regarding George W. Taylor: http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/pacscl/ead.pdf?id=PACSCL_UPENN_RBML_PUSpMsColl1210

    George W. Taylor, The Full-Fashioned Hosiery Worker His Changing Economic Status (first published 1931): https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/1881.html

  • We discuss the new book Avedon Advertising - which includes an essay by Rebecca on Richard Avedon’s incredible work. See links below.

    Richard Avedon, The Richard Avedon Foundation, Laura Avedon, James Martin, Rebecca Arnold, Avedon Advertising (Abrams 2019): https://www.abramsandchronicle.co.uk/book/9781419733383-avedon-advertising/

    The Richard Avedon Foundation: https://www.avedonfoundation.org/

    Helen Whitney (director), Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1996): https://youtu.be/4XElT1udbFM

    JUN ROPE' CM / Richard Avedon ・Lauren Hutton (1973) 120 second: https://youtu.be/DqBomuf2uGY

    JUN ROPE’ CM / Richard Avedon・Anjelica Huston (1973) 60 second: https://www.collectibledry.com/fashion-and-beauty/jun-rope-cm-richard-avedon/

    JUN ROPE' CM / Richard Avedon・Jean Shrimpton (1973) 60 second: https://youtu.be/svR2XvhWXtc

    JUN ROPE' CM / Richard Avedon・ベラシカ (1973) 30 second: https://youtu.be/Y2Y-SVck7n0

  • We talk about Lady Hale’s amazing spider brooch, the joy of seeing Dries van Noten and Christian Lacroix working together and Perry Henzell’s 1972 film The Harder They Come. See links below.

    Dries Van Noten and Christian Laxroix (SS 2020): https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2020-ready-to-wear/dries-van-noten

    Reiner Holzemer (director), Dries (2017): https://www.driesfilm.com/

    Perry Henzell (director and co-writer), Trevor Rhone (co-writer), The Harder They Come (1972): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070155/

    The Harder They Come Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imGkQdE7N2s

    Ras Daniel Hartman (plays Pedro in The Harder They Come): https://www.rasdanielheartman.com/

    Ulrick Casimir, ‘A question of audience: revisiting Perry Henzell’s The Harder They Come’, Jump Cut, No. 53 (summer 2011): https://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc53.2011/CasimirHarderThCome/text.html

    Raphael Dalleo, ‘Performing Postcoloniality in the Jamaican Seventies: The Harder They Come and Smile Orange’, Postcolonial Text, Vol 6, No 1 (2011): https://www.postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/1213/1124

    Kirsta Thompson, “I WAS HERE BUT I DISAPEAR”: Ivanhoe “Rhygin” Martin and Photographic Disappearance in Jamaica, art journal Open (14 August 2018): http://artjournal.collegeart.org/?p=10123

  • We discuss the wonders of Bonhams jewellery sale and the historical references contained within jewellery design

    Still Processing podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/column/still-processing-podcast

    Emily Barber: https://www.instagram.com/gemilybarber/

    Bonhams Jewels: https://www.instagram.com/bonhamsjewels/?hl=en

    London Jewels auction, Bonhams (24 September 2019): https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25315/

    Buccellati: http://uk.buccellati.com/en/private-collection

    London’s Fashion Alphabet, G – Garnet (17 September 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgS1RK-nIFQ

    Alice Cicolini: http://www.alicecicolini.com/

    William Hogarth, Miss Mary Edwards (1742), The Frick Collection: https://collections.frick.org/objects/details/207/miss-mary-edwards

  • We discuss the evolution of fashion shows and debate the reason for their continuation. See links below.

    Pyer Moss: https://pyermoss.com/

    Vanessa Friedman, ‘The Rebirth of New York Fashion’, New York Times (12 September 2019): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/style/marc-jacobs-new-york-fashion-week.html

    Leandra Medine, ‘Why Was NYFW Trendless This Season?’, Manrepeller (9 September 2019):

    Rodarte: http://www.rodarte.net/

    John Maybury (director), Rifat Ozbek Fashion Video 1989: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcCYlg7cAPc

    Tatum Dooley, 'Vaquera, CDLM/Creatures of the Wind, and Section 8 Will Showcase Their Spring Summer 2020 Collections Together During NYFW’, Teen Vogue (13 August 2019): https://www.teenvogue.com/story/brands-will-stage-three-way-fashion-show-nyfw-springsummer2020

    Thebe Magugu: https://www.thebemagugu.com

    Elizabeth Paton, ‘Thebe Magugu Wins LVMH Prize for Young Designers’, New York Times (4/9 September 2019): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/fashion/thebe-magugu-wins-lvmh-prize-for-young-designers.html

    Tamsin Blanchard, Matt Fidler and Joanna Ruck, ‘The view from the front row – a history of the fashion show – photo essay’, The Guardian online (15 February 2018): https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/feb/15/the-view-from-the-front-row-a-history-of-the-fashion-show-photo-essay

  • We talk about cosmetics between the wars, the traces our garments leave on us and our surroundings as well as the times when clothes fail us. See links below.

    Rebecca Arnold, ‘The Kodak Ensemble: Fashion, Images and Materiality in 1920s America’, Fashion Theory (15 July 2019): https://doi.org/10.1080/1362704X.2019.1638166

    The Vintage Compact Shop, Richard Hudnut (15 April 2017): https://thevintagecompactshop.com/blogs/antique-and-collectible-history/richard-hudnut-compacts-heritage

    Tre-Jur Advertisement (1924): https://www.periodpaper.com/products/1924-ad-tre-jur-makeup-cosmetics-compact-lipstick-blush-rouge-powder-jewel-case-116999-thm-232

    Grace Lee, Evening Essential: Grace’s Family’s 1930s Minaudière, Documenting Fashion (12 December 2017): http://blog.courtauld.ac.uk/documentingfashion/tag/minaudiere/

    Ewald André Dupont (director), Piccadilly (1929): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020269/

    Aria Darcella, Remember when a dress almost destroyed Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?, CR (21 June 2018):

    Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery in George Cukor (director), Dinner at Eight (1933): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om9nTKzGXqc (gowns by Adrian)

    Mitchell and Kenyon Collection. September 1902 – Fair in North England, Leeds (1902): https://youtu.be/zABSkm8Q3mE (nice selection of feathered accessories)

    Styling Hollywood, Netflix (2019): https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80204364

  • We talk about a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum North, particularly the interplay of architecture and objects. See links below.

    Imperial War Museum North: https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-north

    Daniel Libeskind, IWM Project: https://libeskind.com/work/imperial-war-museum-north/

    Peter Jackson, They Shall Not Grow Old, Trailer (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcgceA64aAI

    Uniforms and insignia on display at IWM: https://tinyurl.com/y5qtg86b

    Marlene Dietrich’s uniform jacket: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30099912

    Marlene Dietrich’s uniform trousers: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30099913

    War Through Other Stuff: https://warthroughotherstuff.wordpress.com/

  • We discuss the wonderful exhibition of Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck’s work at the Royal Academy. See links below.

    Helene Schjerfbeck, Royal Academy of Arts (20 July – 27 October 2019): https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/helene-schjerfbeck

    Helene Schjerfbeck, Schirn Kunsthallle Frankfurt (2 October 2014 – 11 January 2015): http://schirn.de/schjerfbeck/ (good introduction)

    Tina Berning: https://www.instagram.com/tina_berning and https://tinaberning.de/

  • We discuss the intimate relationship between fashion and interiors, as expressed in couture salon and stores, and how these relate to “backstage” areas where the garments are made.

    Jess Berry, House of Fashion: Haute Couture and the Modern Interior (Bloomsbury Visual Arts 2018): https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/house-of-fashion-9781474283403/

    John Pawson’s Jigsaw Store, London (1995-1996): http://www.johnpawson.com/works/jigsaw-store

    Nigel Coates’ Jigsaw Stores, London (1990): https://nigelcoates.com/projects/project/jigsaw

    British Movietone, Victor Stiebel’s Salon (1958): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHdtgslRAXo

    Beatrice Behlen, ‘A Fashionable History of the King's Road’, in Anjali Bulley (ed), Cadogan & Chelsea: The Making of a Modern Estate (Unicorn 2017): https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/C/bo28498331.html

    Helmut Lang shop, New York (1997): http://www.gluckmantang.com/projects/helmut-lang/#2

    Helmut Lang Perfumerie, New York (2001): http://www.gluckmantang.com/projects/helmut-lang-parfumerie/#1

    Images of Maison Myrbor on Gallica: https://tinyurl.com/y3fa7wca

    Olivia Chuba, ‘Making Fashion: Humphrey Jennings, Norman Hartnell, And Fashion As Documentary’, Documenting Fashion (10 April 2018): http://blog.courtauld.ac.uk/documentingfashion/tag/documentary/

    Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1956): https://monoskop.org/images/1/19/Goffman_Erving_The_Presentation_of_Self_in_Everyday_Life.pdf

    Mark Shaw Photographic Archive: https://markshawphoto.com

    Taryn Simon, ‘Paperwork and the Will of Capital’, Gagosian Gallery (2 January – 2 February 2019): https://gagosian.com/exhibitions/2019/taryn-simon-paperwork-and-the-will-of-capital/

    Samantha Erin Safer, ‘Designing Lucile Ltd: Couture and the Modern Interior 1900-1920s’, The Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 1850 - the Present, No. 33, Decorative Art and the World of Fashion (2009), pp. 38-53

  • 190811-P68 Catching Up

    We catch up on each other’s news - including seaside fashion, Crocs, Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

    Ellie Pithers, ‘Can Christopher Kane Make Crocs Covetable?’, Vogue Online (20 September 2016): https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/christopher-kane-crocs-trend

    Chester Himes, A Rage in Harlem (1957): https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/180/180468/a-rage-in-harlem/9780141196442.html

    An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection, Wallace Collection (10 June – 1 September 2019): https://www.wallacecollection.org/whats-on/coming-soon-an-enquiring-mind-manolo-blahnik-at-the-wallace-collection/

    Giorgio Riello, A Foot in the Past: Consumers, Producers and Footwear in the Long Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press 2006)

    Empress Marie-Antoinette’s travel essentials: https://www.museesdegrasse.com/en/evenement/box

    Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français (1778-1785), ‘Couturiere élégante allant livrer son ourvrage’: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1056746t/f177.item

    Jordan Peele (director), Kym Barrett (costume design), Us (2019): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6857112

    Frances Crossley (@francesrcrossley), ‘”Hell Is Other People” – Or Is It US? (3 May 2019): http://blog.courtauld.ac.uk/documentingfashion/2019/05/03/fran/

    Thayaht (Ernesto Michahelles) and the TuTa: http://www.galleriarusso.com/artists/171-thayaht-ernesto-michahelles.html

    Fritz Lang (director), Aenne Willkomm (costume design), Metropolis (1927): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/

    Various directors, Donna Zakowska (costume design), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)

    Mary Harron (director), Simonetta Mariono (costume design), Alias Grace (2017): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034007/

    Men’s greatcoat (1803): https://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/object/89364.html

  • Inspired by a recent event at Autograph ABP in London we talk about colourism and film. See links below.

    Celeste Bell and Zoë Howe, Dayglo!: The Creative Life of Poly Styrene (2019): https://www.waterstones.com/book/dayglo/celeste-bell/zoe-howe/9781785586163

    Jordan Mooney and Cathi Unsworth, Defying Gravity: Jordan’s Story (2019): https://www.waterstones.com/book/defying-gravity/cathi-jordan/unsworth/9781785588365

    Vivien Goldman, Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot (2019): https://guardianbookshop.com/revenge-of-the-she-punks-9781477316542

    Colourism and Photography, Past Event at Autograph (2 July 2019): https://autograph.org.uk/events/colourism-and-photography

    Nadia Latif, It’s lit! How film finally learned to light black skin, The Guardian online (21 September 2017): https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/21/its-lit-how-film-finally-learned-how-to-light-black-skin

    Lorna Roth, Looking at Shirley, the Ultimate Norm: Colour Balance, Image Technologies, and Cognitive Equity, Canadian Journal of Communication, Volume 34, Number 1 (2009): https://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/2196

    Joan Dash, Daughters of the Dust (1991): https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/film/watch-daughters-of-the-dust-1991-online

    Angélica Dass, Humanae Project: https://www.angelicadass.com/humanae-project

    Broomberg & Chanarin, To photograph the details of a dark horse in low light (2012): http://www.broombergchanarin.com/#/to-photograph-a-dark-horse-in-low-light-1-1/

    David Smith, 'Racism' of early colour photography explored in art exhibition, The Guardian online (25 January 2013): https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/jan/25/racism-colour-photography-exhibition

  • We talk about the concept of everyday dress following the Everyday Fashion conference in Huddersfield and Leeds. (Apologies for the helicopter noise!) See links below.

    Everyday Fashion: Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Clothes (27-18 June 2019): https://research.hud.ac.uk/art-design/events/everyday-fashion-conference/

    Alfred Gillet Trust (Heritage Collection of C & C Clark Ltd.): https://alfredgilletttrust.org/

    M&S Company Archive: https://marksintime.marksandspencer.com/home

    Alison Toplis, The Clothing Trade in Provincial England, 1800–1850 (Routledge 2015): https://www.routledge.com/The-Clothing-Trade-in-Provincial-England-18001850-1st-Edition/Toplis/p/book/9781138664449

    Rebecca Arnold, The American Look: Fashion and the Image of Women in 1930's and 1940's New York (Bloomsbury 2008): https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-american-look-9781860647635/

    Cheryl Buckley and Hazel Clark, Fashion and Everyday Life:
    London and New York (Bloomsbury 2017): https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/fashion-and-everyday-life-9781474273121/

    Sophie Woodward’s publications: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/sophie.woodward.html

    Daniel Miller’s publications: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/people/academic-and-teaching-staff/daniel-miller

    Ben Highmore, Everyday Life and cultural theory: an introduction (Routledge 2002): http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21290/

    Ben Highmore, Ordinary Lives: studies in the everyday (Routledge 2011): http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20103/

    Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life (2011, first published in 1980): https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520271456/the-practice-of-everyday-life

    John Styles’ publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Styles

    King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret (V&A 2019, first published 1931): https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/king-of-fashion-the-autobiography-of-paul-poiret.html

    Elizabeth Hawes, Fashion is Spinach (Random House 1938): https://archive.org/stream/fashionisspinach00hawerich/fashionisspinach00hawerich_djvu.txt

  • We discuss the brilliant new exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House. See links below.

    Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, Somerset House (12 June – 15 September 2019): https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/get-up-stand-up-now

    Zak Ové: http://www.zak-ove.co.uk/

    Horace Ové (director), Pressure (1976): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075098/

    Horace Ové, The Black Safari (1972): https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6f601fde

    Normski: http://www.normskiphotography.com/

    Barbara Walker: https://www.barbarawalker.co.uk/

    David Hammons: https://www.moma.org/artists/2486

    Sanford Biggers: http://sanfordbiggers.com/

    Marlon James: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/240287/marlon-james

    Hank Willis Thomas: https://www.hankwillisthomas.com/

    Campbell Addy: https://campbelladdy.com/

    Nick Cave at Jack Shainman Gallery: https://www.jackshainman.com/artists/nick-cave/

    Ari Haque: https://ari-potter.com/

  • We discuss the allure of 1930s gangster style, as seen in American and Japanese films. Links are below.

    Holly Marler’s collection for Liberty London (June 2019): https://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/liberty-london-fashion

    Documenting Fashion Blog: http://blog.courtauld.ac.uk/documentingfashion/

    Rich Cohen, The Original Gangster Style, New York Times (10 June 2019):

    Mervyn LeRoy (director), Little Caesar (1931): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021079/

    Albert Parker (director), The Black Pirate (1926): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016654/

    Yasujirô Ozu (director), Walk Cherfully (1930): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020980/

    The Ozu Collection – The Gangster Films, BFI (1929-1933): https://www.bfi.org.uk/blu-rays-dvds/ozu-collection-gangster-films

    Frank R. Strayer, Rough House Rosie (1927): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018345/

    Pamela Hutchison, Walk Cheerfully (1930: Yasujiro Ozu’s Toe-Tapping Tough Guys, Silent London (8 May 2018): https://silentlondon.co.uk/2018/05/08/walk-cheerfully-1930-yasijuro-ozus-toe-tapping-tough-guys/

    George Cukor (director), Dinner at Eight (1933): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018345/

  • We discuss the fascinating archive of technical menswear at Westminster University. See links below.

    Westminster Menswear Archive: https://www.mensweararchive.com/

    Westminster Menswear Archive database: https://westminster-atom.arkivum.net/index.php/westminster-menswear-archive

    Westminster Menswear Archive IG: https://www.instagram.com/menswear_archive/?hl=en

    Video about the Westminster Menswear Archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEDoqc2NMgY

    Westminster Menswear Archive - Item 2016.138 - Padded Shooting Jacket: https://westminster-atom.arkivum.net/index.php/2016-138

    Example of Chinese Fighter Pilot High Altitude Partial Pressure Suit: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/china-air-force-mig-23-fighter-pilot-500884658

    Massimo Osti Archive: https://www.massimoosti.com/the-archive/mission/

    Gunner Park, The Uncompromising World of Carol Christian Poell, Grailed (19 May 2017): https://www.grailed.com/drycleanonly/carol-christian-poell-master-class

    W. David Marx, Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style (Basic Books 2015): https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/w-david-marx/ametora/9780465059737/

    Bernard Rudofsky, Are Clothes Modern? An essay on contemporary apparel (Paul Theobald 1947): https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_3159_300063439.pdf

  • We discuss which painting we would most like to live in ... See links below.

    Jacques-Louis David, Madame Récamier, née Julie (known as Juliette) Bernard (1777-1849), known as Portrait of Juliette Récamier, Musée du Louvre, Paris (1800): https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/madame-recamier

    François Gérard, Portrait de Juliette Récamier, Musée Carnavalet, Paris (c. 1805): http://www.carnavalet.paris.fr/fr/collections/portrait-de-juliette-recamier-1777-1849

    Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait, National Gallery, London (about 1434): https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/jan-van-eyck-the-arnolfini-portrait

    Hans Memling, The Donne Tryptich, National Gallery, London (about 1478): https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/hans-memling-the-donne-triptych

    Oorijzers – ‘Ear-irons’ – Part 1, Atelier Nostalgia (27 September 2016): https://ateliernostalgia.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/oorijzers-ear-irons-part-1/

    John Singer Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1897): https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/38.104/

    Wash Westmoreland (director), Colette (2018): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5437928/

    James Jacques Tissot, Frederick Burnaby, National Portrait Gallery, London (1870): https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw00932/Frederick-Burnaby

    François-Hubert Drouais, Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame, National Portrait Gallery, London (1763-4): https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/francois-hubert-drouais-madame-de-pompadour-at-her-tambour-frame

    Otto Dix, Bildnis der Journalistin Sylvia von Harden, Centre Pompidou (1926): https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/resource/cjyXKB7/rzEpd6

    August Sander, Sekretärin beim Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Köln (1931): https://art.rmngp.fr/fr/library/artworks/august-sander_sekretarin-beim-westdeutscher-rundfunk-in-koln_epreuve-gelatino-argentique_1931

  • We discuss Charlie Curran’s beautiful film See Know Evil which documents the life of fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti. See links below.

    Charlie Curran (director), See Know Evil (2018): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8755156/

    See Know Evil on Charlie Curran’s website: http://www.charliecurran.com/see-know-evil

    See Know Evil IG: https://www.instagram.com/see_know_evil/

    Charlie Curran IG: https://www.instagram.com/myhilism/

    Rebecca Arnold, Fashion Desire and Anxiety (I.B. Tauris 2001): https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/fashion-desire-and-anxiety-9780857718396/

    Rebecca Arnold, ‘Heroin Chic’, Fashion Theory, Volume 3, Issue 3 (1999): https://doi.org/10.2752/136270499779151405

    Jake Hall, ‘Reframing the life and work of pioneering 90s photographer Davide Sorrenti’, Dazed (24 January 2019): https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/43027/1/davide-sorrenti-90s-photographer-see-know-evil-film-charles-curran-heroin-chic

    James Cameron (director), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/

    Louise Krasniewicz and Michael Blitz, The Intersexts of Linda Hamilton’s Arms (1996): http://chnm.gmu.edu/aq/arnold/arnoldwebpages/intersext.htm and https://www.academia.edu/11345036/The_Intersexts_of_Linda_Hamiltons_Arms_updated_with_references