Fashion History Museums

Fashion  History  Museums

example: The Fine Art of Costume (Metropolitan Museum of Art 1954–1955), The Art of Fashion in the Twentieth Century ... Certainly, fashion and art share a history: until the entry of historical fashion into museums, the only means by ...

Author: Julia Petrov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350049000

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The last decade has seen the growing popularity and visibility of fashion as a cultural product, including its growing presence in museum exhibitions. This book explores the history of fashion displays, highlighting the continuity of past and present curatorial practices. Comparing and contrasting exhibitions from different museums and decades-from the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 to the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, and beyond-it makes connections between museum fashion and the wider fashion industry. By critically analyzing trends in fashion exhibition practice over the 20th and early 21st centuries, Julia Petrov defines and describes the varied representations of historical fashion within British and North American museum exhibitions. Rooted in extensive archival research on exhibitions by global leaders in the field-from the Victoria and Albert and the Bath Fashion Museum to the Brooklyn and the Royal Ontario Museums-the work reveals how fashion exhibitions have been shaped by the values and anxieties associated with fashion more generally. Supplemented by parallel critical approaches, including museological theory, historiography, body theory, material culture, and visual studies, Fashion History in the Museum demonstrates that in an increasingly corporate and mass-mediated world, fashion exhibitions must be analysed in a comparative and global context. Richly illustrated with 70 images, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion history and museology, as well as curators, conservators, and exhibition designers.
Categories: Social Science

Fashion History

Fashion History

It also invites work on fundamental concerns such as theory and research methods The journal titled Fashion Theory appeared ... Museums mounted increasing numbers of costume exhibitions starting in the 1970s, when the history discipline ...

Author: Linda Welters

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474253659

Category: Design

Page: 248

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Fashion History: A Global View proposes a new perspective on fashion history. Arguing that fashion has occurred in cultures beyond the West throughout history, this groundbreaking book explores the geographic places and historical spaces that have been largely neglected by contemporary fashion studies, bringing them together for the first time. Reversing the dominant narrative that privileges Western Europe in the history of dress, Welters and Lillethun adopt a cross-cultural approach to explore a vast array of cultures around the globe. They explore key issues affecting fashion systems, ranging from innovation, production and consumption to identity formation and the effects of colonization. Case studies include the cross-cultural trade of silk textiles in Central Asia, the indigenous dress of the Americas and of Hawai'i, the cosmetics of the Tang Dynasty in China, and stylistic innovation in sub-Saharan Africa. Examining the new lessons that can be deciphered from archaeological findings and theoretical advancements, the book shows that fashion history should be understood as a global phenomenon, originating well before and beyond the fourteenth century European court, which is continually, and erroneously, cited as fashion's birthplace. Providing a fresh framework for fashion history scholarship, Fashion History: A Global View will inspire inclusive dress narratives for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, and cultural studies.
Categories: Design

Fashion and Museums

Fashion and Museums

With contributions from expert scholars and practitioners, this volume examines the rise of fashion in the museum through a range of international case studies.

Author: Marie Riegels Melchior

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472527660

Category: Art

Page: 232

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With contributions from expert scholars and practitioners, this volume examines the rise of fashion in the museum through a range of international case studies.
Categories: Art

Mannequins in Museums

Mannequins in Museums

By placing the fashion mannequin prominently within the museum space, fashion exhibitions contribute to the ... Historian and curator Julia Petrov's book Fashion, History, Museums offers a thorough account of the evolution of historical ...

Author: Bridget R. Cooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000440720

Category: Art

Page: 196

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Mannequins in Museums is a collection of historical and contemporary case studies that examine how mannequins are presented in exhibitions and shows that, as objects used for storytelling, they are not neutral objects. Demonstrating that mannequins have long histories of being used to promote colonialism, consumerism, and racism, the book shows how these histories inform their use. It also engages readers in a conversation about how historical narratives are expressed in museums through mannequins as surrogate forms. Written by a select group of curators and art historians, the volume provides insight into a variety of museum contexts, including art, history, fashion, anthropology and wax. Drawing on exhibition case studies from North America, South Africa, and Europe, each chapter discusses the pedagogical and aesthetic stakes involved in representing racial difference and cultural history through mannequins. As a whole, the book will assist readers to understand the history of mannequins and their contemporary use as culturally relevant objects. Mannequins in Museums will be compelling reading for academics and students in the fields of museum studies, art history, public history, anthropology and visual and cultural studies. It should also be essential reading for museum professionals who are interested in rethinking mannequin display techniques.
Categories: Art

Establishing Dress History

Establishing Dress History

'Establishing Dress History' will appeal not only to students and academics bt all those those with an interest in the history of dress and fashion.

Author: Lou Taylor

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719066395

Category: Design

Page: 330

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'Establishing Dress History' will appeal not only to students and academics bt all those those with an interest in the history of dress and fashion. The title fuses together two areas of current academic interest, dress design and history, and current museum studies approaches.
Categories: Design

Creating African Fashion Histories

Creating African Fashion Histories

This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and curators to debate sources and approaches for constructing African fashion histories and to examine their potential for decolonizing museums, fashion studies, and global ...

Author: JoAnn McGregor

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253060143

Category: Art

Page: 360

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-- The editors are senior faculty members who are both established authors in the fields of African studies, dress history, art history, and human geography. They also all have curatorial experience. -- This reflection on sources and methods is timely given the resurgence of interest in African fashion within academia, museums, and the fashion world. -- The list adds to the list in its clear and vivid exploration of a topic that resonates beyond academia and in its interdisciplinarity and international pool of contributors. -- The work will appeal to scholars working in African fashion within academia, musems, the fashion world and scholars working in African studies, museum studies, fashion and design studies, African history, art history, anthropology, and cultural geography.
Categories: Art

Creating African Fashion Histories

Creating African Fashion Histories

This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and curators to debate sources and approaches for constructing African fashion histories and to examine their potential for decolonizing museums, fashion studies, and global ...

Author: JoAnn McGregor

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253060136

Category: Art

Page: 360

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Creating African Fashion Histories examines the stark disjuncture between African self-fashioning and museum practices. Conventionally, African clothing, textiles, and body adornments were classified by museums as examples of trade goods, art, and ethnographic materials—never as "fashion." Counterposing the dynamism of African fashion with museums' historic holdings thus provides a unique way of confronting ways in which coloniality persists in knowledge and institutions today. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and curators to debate sources and approaches for constructing African fashion histories and to examine their potential for decolonizing museums, fashion studies, and global cultural history. The editors of this volume seek to answer questions such as: How can researchers use museum collections to reveal traces of past self-fashioning that are obscured by racialized forms of knowledge and institutional practice? How can archival, visual, oral, ethnographic, and online sources be deployed to capture the diversity of African sartorial pasts? How can scholars and curators decolonize the Eurocentric frames of thinking encapsulated in historic collections and current curricula? Can new collections of African fashion decolonize museum practice? From Moroccan fashion bloggers to upmarket Lagos designers, the voices in this ground-breaking collection reveal fascinating histories and geographies of circulation within and beyond the continent and its diasporic communities.
Categories: Art

Dressing Ghosts

Dressing Ghosts

By critically analyzing trends in museum fashion exhibition practice over the past century, this thesis defines and describes the varied representations of historical fashion within museum exhibitions in Britain and North America.

Author: Julia Petrov

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:820777364

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By critically analyzing trends in museum fashion exhibition practice over the past century, this thesis defines and describes the varied representations of historical fashion within museum exhibitions in Britain and North America. Evidence collected through archival research on past exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Bath Fashion Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the McCord Museum, and supplemented by media reports, academic reviews, as well as secondary theoretical literature, suggests that the discourses of historical fashion exhibitions have been heavily influenced by the anxieties and values placed upon fashion more generally. The discipline of fashion curation is deeply rooted in and dependent upon much earlier display practices in museums, galleries, and shops. The interplay between personal and world-historical narratives in exhibitions, the celebration of consumerism and corporate brand identity, as well as claims to aesthetic universality and quality, continued to surface across historical fashion exhibitions in all the institutions studied over the period 1913 to the present. Moreover, historical fashion, as it has been displayed in the case study institutions, also reflects the function of the museum institution itself, especially its visual marking of time and social contexts. This thesis contributes to a growing literature on the history of museums and on fashion curation and provides a historical framework for exhibitions of historical fashion to both disciplines. The worksheet generated during data-gathering provides an objective vocabulary for evaluating the physical and intellectual content of a historical fashion exhibition, and is a potentially useful tool for future researchers. Furthermore, as this dissertation investigates the role of display as a means of communication about material culture, it provides new and original insights into this important aspect of museum practice and therefore, also contributes to theoretical debates within the larger field of cultural heritage.
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Understanding Fashion History

Understanding Fashion History

1 Permanent and temporary : galleries and exhibitions Looking again briefly at the museums and collections used as ... The Victoria & Albert Museum in London presented Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton in 1971 , and at the end of ...

Author: Valerie Cumming

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000060333402

Category: Design

Page: 144

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"This book looks at the evolution of fashion history, the changes that have taken place in how and why it is studied and makes a strong case for the significance of public collections, many of which are now at risk." "It is not a traditional history of fashion but a book intended to make the reader think about how the subject has been and is being written about, the collections which are still, in many instances, under-used, and the ways in which knowledge of the subject can be applied to traditional and new methods of study - dress in art, uniformity and disguise, and the theatrical links."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Design

Fashion in History

Fashion in History

Research has been carried out in the modern centers of fashion design , including New York , Paris , Rome , and London . ... Therefore I have researched the major museums here and in Europe , including The Metropolitan Museum of Art of ...

Author: Marybelle S. Bigelow

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106008658491

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 362

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Categories: Clothing and dress