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    Comprehensive directory of the best articles on the history of fashion. A repository of fashion and costume history info for researching fashion trends in different periods


    Fashion show to mix new, historic styles
    Fanshawe Pioneer Village will present its annual show: The Past & the Present: Celebrating 150 Years of Fashion tomorrow at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd., at 8 p.m.
    23-Nov-2005 - Details


    Accessories the key in every fashion era
    If the fashionistas from ''Sex and the City" traveled back to the 19th century, they would find more conservative styles, but one element would be much as it is today: Accessories mean everything
    26-Nov-2005 - Details


    60 years of fashion history up for auction
    From the time she was a little girl designing her own clothes until she was well into her 80s, Gladys May loved to adorn herself in the highest of haute couture.
    29-Nov-2005 - Details


    A fashion renaissance
    Designers love retro, but forget about the '60s -- it's the 15th century that has them swooning
    16-Jan-2006 - Details


    Marie Antoinette watch tells a timeless story
    In 1783 a man believed to be one of Marie Antoinette's lovers ordered a watch for the French queen that had every complication known to watchmakers at the time, which, notes current Breguet president Nicholas Hayek
    25-Jan-2006 - Details


    Fashion history repeats itself this year
    According to fashion buffs around Athens, this season’s fashion is reviving styles from past decades and combining them to make one stylish and unique look.
    31-Jan-2006 - Details


    A brief history of the fashion show
    Fashion scholars have penned histories of the high heel, the corset, and the little black dress, but no one has yet written a definitive history of the fashion show
    11-Feb-2006 - Details


    Can industry learn from ancient Roman cosmetic preparations
    Despite all the new technology and science, the basic idea behind cosmetic products has remained the same for thousands of years, as a recreation of ancient Roman cosmetic has demonstrated in Wales.
    10-Jul-2006 - Details


    The history of jeans stretches way back
    One of the oldest pairs of jeans was unearthed in 1998 from a pile of miners' trash. Levi Strauss & Co. bought the more than 100-year-old garment at auction three years later for $46,532.

    Author Alice Harris begins her book, "The Blue Jean" (PowerHouse Books, 2002), by recounting the story and goes on to chronicle the history of jeans, the working man's pants that went from representing the height of proletariat utility to the height of bourgeois fashion.
    02-Sep-2006 - Details


    1933: The Year in Perfume
    As far as years go, 1933 doesn’t stand out the way, say, 1492 does. But in many areas — culture, politics, and a new awareness of the larger world — 1933 was extraordinary. The perfumes of 1933 are extraordinary, too.
    13-Sep-2006 - Details


    Male fashion through the ages
    A NEW exhibit located just steps from the catwalks where next spring's collections are on display during New York's Fashion Week gives lie to the common belief that fashion is feminine.

    Tracing some 2,000 years worth of male clothing, 'A Rakish History of Men's Wear' at The New York Public Library reaches as far back as the idealised depictions of Greek warriors and all the way forward to the modern metrosexual with his designer suits, face creams and men's fashion magazines.
    13-Sep-2006 - Details


    Dress Up: A look at the fashions of yesteryear
    Elizabeth Dubois Smock married in 1870. She wore an ivory satin gown with glazed cotton lining. Her dress along with many other special occasion outfits are featured in a new museum exhibition at the Monmouth County Historical Association on Court Street in Freehol
    28-Sep-2006 - Details


    Hairstyles and Cosmetics in Ancient Greece
    During the classical period women wore their hair long except when they were in mourning during which they cut their hair short. Slaves wore short hair. Before the 5th century women's hair was allowed to fall over the shoulders and back. It was often fastened by a headband or diadem. Later hair was often restrained. After the fifth Century BCE there were a number of possibilities including buns, headbands, scarfs, and hair covers. During hellenistic times the hair was artificially waved and curled.
    16-Oct-2006 - Details


    Fashions Little Black Dress turns 80 showing no sign of age
    When designer Coco Chanel unveiled the first real 'Little Black Dress' 80 years ago, it caused quite a stir in the world of women's fashion.

    Now the iconic garment is so ubiquitous it has its own entry in the New Oxford Dictionary and online
    Wikipedia encyclopedia.
    01-Jan-2007 - Details


    History of Earrings
    Earrings are worn worldwide in most cultures today, and have been a favorite decorative jewelry accessory throughout history. Universally loved for their uncanny ability to enhance and draw attention to one's facial features, particularly the eyes and hairstyle, earrings also add grace, charm, color, and pizzazz to any fashionable ensemble. Whether it's sparkling Swarovski crystals or semi-precious and precious gemstones embedded in lustrous gleaming Mexican silver or the finest gold, or chunky geometric cubes and glorious spheres of precious metals strung in dramatic dangling configurations, earrings definitely make one of the most significant statements of all jewelry.
    15-Jan-2007 - Details


    Cameron Diaz s bag hurts Peru s sentiments
    Actress Cameron Diaz's fashion gaffe has hurt the sentiments of the people of Peru.

    The 'Shrek 3' actress visited the Inca city of Machu Picchu high in Peru's Andes carrying an olive green messenger bag emblazoned with a red star and the words 'Serve the People' printed in Chinese on the flap.

    While the bags are trendy fashion accessories in some parts of the world, the phrase has particular resonance in Peru.
    25-Jun-2007 - Details


    Dior: the diamond years
    In 1947 a shy, middle-aged former communist made history with his triumphant – and scandalous – first fashion show. His name? Christian Dior. Linda Grant looks back at his remarkable legacy, as the couture house he founded celebrates its 60th anniversary
    12-Nov-2007 - Details


    7 Of The Most Controversial Ads In Fashion History
    It's Friday—let's look at pictures. Debonair Magazine has a rundown of some of the most controversial fashion ads in history. Well, "in history" is a bit overstated, since the oldest is a Jordache spread from 1979, and by today's standards it looks like something from a brochure for Build-A-Bear.
    17-Dec-2007 - Details

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