THE ART BEHIND THE FASHION GENIUS- Balenciaga and Spanish Painting

CULTURE AND FASHION – AN ETERNAL LOVE AFFAIR I am so fascinated by the relationship between fashion inspiration and culture. Most evident in the 20th century most celebrated couturiers: Paul Poiret and his awe for exoticism, Elsa Schiaparelli’s circle of artists who inspired her surrealist creations in …

Read moreTHE ART BEHIND THE FASHION GENIUS- Balenciaga and Spanish Painting

NATIVE AMERICAN CLOTHING- An illustrated History

PREMISE : FASHION CULTURAL APPROPRIATION ISSUES The purpose of this blog is to spread the knowledge of fashion culture. These are times where the subject of cultural appropriation in fashion is central in social media discussions (for example in Clubhouse talks) – unfortunately not enough on the …

Read moreNATIVE AMERICAN CLOTHING- An illustrated History

DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY- Modernist images by Gordon Anthony

BALLET PHOTOGRAPHY AND ANTHONY GORDON In the 1930’s of the 20th century, dance photography was widespread. It investigated  beauty, the dynamics of movement, gestures, and poses. Dance photography researches and documents the full potentiality of the body.  It evokes the strain and the emotional strength indispensable to …

Read moreDANCE PHOTOGRAPHY- Modernist images by Gordon Anthony

SILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO – Modernist Jewelry from Taxco

AN AMERICAN IN TAXCO Sterling silver jewelry of modern Mexico found worldwide attention largely thanks to one man, William Spratling (1900-1967), American associate professor of architecture. Taxco was a lovely silver mining, hill town city located south west from Mexico City and the center of a hand-wrought …

Read moreSILVER MASTERS OF MEXICO – Modernist Jewelry from Taxco

PIERRE CARDIN – THE FUTURE IS TODAY

TOWARDS THE FUTURE AND BEYOND This year three major celebrations of the 70 year fashion design career of Pierre Cardin took place in America and Europe.  On January 5 the Brooklyn Museum wrapped up a 6 month exhibition, Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion, the first New York retrospective in forty …

Read morePIERRE CARDIN – THE FUTURE IS TODAY