Seven Sisters Style: Lecture and Fashion Show at Vassar College

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

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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Bobble Hat History in British Airways High Life Magazine

I recently wrote a short history on the bobble hat for the British Airways in-flight magazine, High Life, which focuses on, arguably, the most famous bobble hat wearer: Mike Nesmith of The Monkees. I picked up a couple of old Monkees cartoon books recently, and ‘the hat’ plays a big part in several comic strips […]

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A History of Heels for Company Magazine

The British journalist, Kerry Potter, recently wrote a piece all about the ‘rise of the midi-heel’ for COMPANY magazine in the UK and interviewed me for the article. Have a read of Kerry’s great article, including some of my musings! Image of “Heels Timeline” Courtesy of COMPANY magazine.

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BBC News: History’s Most Shocking Styles

I had a lot of fun recently being interviewed by journalist Denise Winterman for her BBC News piece, “Fashion: History’s Most Shocking Styles.” Although there are any number of surprising trends to consider, I talked about the Bloomer Suit of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. To women of the time, bloomers seemed like a […]

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What a Catch: Vassar Versus Ivies Touch Football

My latest article for Ivy-Style is up now and it looks at the first female college touch football teams at Vassar in 1962. As it is Thanksgiving, I hope this gives you all some inspiration for a touch football game this afternoon! You can read the full article HERE.

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