Seven Sisters Style: The Trailer

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Seven Sisters Style is now on sale! But to get a little sneak peek inside, you can watch my new book trailer – I give you an introduction to the Seven Sisters Colleges and their extraordinary style!     Many thanks to Alec Helm (Director) for the wonderful film and to everyone who kindly lent […]

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Seven Sisters Style by Rebecca C. Tuite — PRE-ORDER NOW!


Thrilled to announce that my book, Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, will be released on April 8, 2014 and is now available to pre-order! You can place an order for your copy at,, Barnes & Noble, the Rizzoli Bookstore, as well as all good retailers. You can also get a preview […]

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Seven Sisters Style: Lecture and Fashion Show at Vassar College

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Had a wonderful time giving a talk all about my new book and the history of Seven Sisters Style at Vassar College on October 3, 2013. I loved seeing the third annual fashion show, featuring styles dedicated to showcasing popular student fashions on the Seven Sisters campuses from the nineteenth century to today, and was […]

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Seven Sisters Style – The New Book from Rebecca C. Tuite

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Very excited to announce that my book, Seven Sisters Style, will be published by Rizzoli next Spring (2014). Seven Sisters Style traces the fascinating style history of America’s most prestigious women’s colleges, “The Seven Sisters” – Vassar, Wellesley, Smith, Radcliffe, Mount Holyoke, Barnard and Bryn Mawr. Filled with wonderful images, Seven Sisters Style explores how young female collegians […]

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Fashion Rules? The BBC Asks If There Really Are Rules When it Comes to Fashion?


As fashion week rolls around, BBC Magazine journalist, Denise Winterman has written a piece asking if there really are rules when it comes to what to wear. I was kindly asked, with several other fashion historians and experts, to contribute my opinions on where some of these rules came from throughout history, why they exist, […]

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Boola Boola: Ivy Style at Yale… in Cartoons

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Having loved Julien Dedman’s cartoon parody of Yale life for some time now, I was thrilled to write a little piece about Boola Boola! A Satirical Peek at Yale for Ivy Style. You can read it HERE.  

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Journal of Fashion Theory Article – Fashioning the 1950s Vassar Girl

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My article, “Fashioning the 1950s Vassar Girl: Vassar Student Identity and Campus Dress, 1947-1960,” is in the June 2013 issue of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture. ABSTRACT: In 1957, Clifford Coffin photographed real Vassar students as models for the annual Vogue college issue. High fashion and elite education were combined and the […]

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