Claire McCardell

Among their collections, both created chic, simple little black dresses. Both used jersey at a time when it was not the staple fabric it is today, both appropriated clothes for sport as everyday wear&…

Fashion Flashback

Fashion is cyclical. Evolutionary, never revolutionary. In time, all trends once popular will reinvent and modernize themselves for another period, typically in fifteen to twenty year cycles.…

Confessions of a Sassy Girl

I don’t know where I would be without the comfort of a magazine or two thrown somewhere within my proximity – my purse, my car, my bedroom floor. Who else would I turn to for anonymous advice?…

Marie Antoinette

There is none more infamous than Marie Antoinette. Her spirit has been resurrected by Sofia Coppola’s new film Marie Antoinette which documents the Queen’s rise and tragic fall.…

Evelyn Dubrow

Though she stood at just four feet and eleven inches, Evelyn Dubrow’s beliefs towered over a nation. A relentless and powerful activist she began her career in the 1930’s during the Spanish Civil War …

The Works of Geoffrey Beene

What would a down home son of Louisiana know about fashion? Apparently, Geoffrey Beene knew a lot that the world didn’t when it came to fashion. Originally intending to go into the field of medi…

The Little Black Dress

Ah, the little black dress, it has a whole list of books named after it, a yearly charity gala, a CD, and an entry in wikipedia . Type “Little Black Dress” into Google, and you’ll get more than 30,000…

Retrospective: Pierre Cardin

You’ve seen his work: the collarless Beatles’ suits, bubble skirts, long gowns slit to the thigh, opaque hose and the space age catsuit dresses and body stockings can all be attributed to Pierre Cardi…