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...Introduction What is this unit about? Focusing on the theory and practice, this unit will provide an introduction to museum and curatorial studies for students of fashion and related subjects. The Museum at FIT’s world-renowned collection...
...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? The four-lesson course Fashion Museology introduces graduate students enrolled in Fashion Studies, Museum Studies, or related studies in Material Culture to the intersection of the material cultural...
...Source: Fashion Theory, 2(1) (Berg Publishers, 1998), 73–93.For this exhibition the fashion designer Martin Margiela worked in collaboration with a microbiologist on a show that was tailored to the museum space. Fashion, art and science...

Introduction: Dress and Fashion in the Context of the Museum

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Until very recently many collections of dress and fashion were generically described as costume. With reference to fashion (the creative expression of designers that can form a trend) and style (the individual look styled by the wearer...
...Fashion and Style Mystifying, intriguing, thought-provoking: the layered work of the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) appeared across painting, drawing, film, and sculpture. He is best known for his involvement in the artistic...

Beyond garments: reorienting the practice and discourse of fashion curating

Fashion Curating : Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Exhibitions of fashion have historically and conventionally been defined by the presence of garments (or other wearable objects), as well as through their visual or pictorial representations.An example of this tendency can be seen...

The Fashioned World of Andrea Zittel

Fashion in Fiction : Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Since the middle of the last century artists have expanded the boundaries of art practice as they have been confronted by and ultimately engaged with increasingly pluralistic environments. Art practice is no longer bounded in traditional...

Evidence about Dress in the United States

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Dress is one of the most informative aspects of our culture. It reveals the personal aesthetic of the wearer in response to specific times, places, and events. Through dress one can often ascertain the age, sex, occupation, socioeconomic...

Intervening fashion: a case for feminist approaches to fashion curation

Fashion Curating : Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Fashion is traditionally seen as gendered and has been presented as such in museums and galleries (de la Haye and Wilson 1999; Palmer 2008). It has also been argued that fashion in the museum relies on the interest of a female audience...

Intervisuality: Displaying Fashion as Art

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion, History, Museums : Inventing the Display of Dress

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Exhibitions of historical fashion have frequently drawn on the iconography of the fine arts and the socio-spatial organization of the gallery. Framing fashion as art within the museum made it subject to aesthetic priorities and allied...