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  • A sneak peek into Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Met

    I popped uptown yesterday to the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center for the press preview of its first exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion spotlighting the career of  the legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier  (1906–1978). Through the years, I’ve seen pieces of James work  and many of the gowns on display seemed like beautiful old friends that…

    Published on May 06, 2014
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  • American Fashion On View

    Must See: American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection at the Brooklyn MuseumHere’s a fashion treat for those of you in the city this holiday weekend or in the next 2 months.The Brooklyn Museum, it’s an incredible museum that’s just a few train stops out of Manhattan, marks its new relationship with the Costume Institute…

    Published on May 28, 2010
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  • Clothing Construction, the Beauty Behind the Seams

    It’s so easy to get the look, but what is the mastery behind its seams?”Knowing the sewing construction is what makes one a designer not a stylist,” Charles Kleibacker, at the FIT American Style Symposium. There’s no doubt that I’m a seam queen! I can spot a well-made garment in an instant and appreciate the…

    Published on December 15, 2009
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