This Is Britain - Video
This Is Britain video from the Tate Modern. Makes me wonder about the differing opinions on “what is art.” So many people - academics, scholars, students, etc. - don’t consider fashion and dress “art.” This is such a heavy debate going on right now that I’m not going to try to get into it but I thought this video was thought-provoking.
Curating the Royal wardrobe →
I found this video (click the title to get linked to the video) through a google search (thanks google) and it’s a really interesting look into the Royal Dress Collection at Kensington Palace. Since I’m working towards a curatorial job in fashion and dress, the advice from Alexandra Kim really hits home for me. Enjoy!
Where Can I See It?
After reading a bit about Charles Frederick Worth, you may be wondering “where can I see a real garment by Worth?” If you’re in London, there are quite a few venues. The majority of places to view historic garments are within museums and you can often set up private appointments with the curatorial staff to see pieces even if they’re not on view to the general public. I...
Charles Frederick Worth
Born in 1826, Charles Frederick Worth is known as the “Father of Haute Couture.” As the founder of the couture house that became the world’s longest-running fashion house, Worth began his career in fashion at the age of eleven when he worked for a range of London drapers. Worth left England for Paris in 1845, where he took a job in a shop selling fabrics, shawls, and mantles. Worth persuaded the...