Fashion’s Glorification—and Devastation—of Nature

A 1760s court dress with ermine trimming. PHOTO: VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON With a 6-foot-wide skirt and lavish ermine fur trimming, the 1760s formal court dress is a showstopper. So too are the birds-head earrings and the gown embroidered with iridescent beetle-wing cases. But they are more than just beautiful fashion—they are objects derived in different ways … Read more Fashion’s Glorification—and Devastation—of Nature

Teaching With: ‘Fashion vs. Art’

“Fashion vs. Art” is a six-minute film that touches on themes of art and beauty, fashion and culture. The film explores the history of fashion, and poses the question, is fashion art? Students 1. Watch the short film above. While you watch, you might take notes using our Film Club Double-Entry Journal (PDF) to help you remember specific moments. … Read more Teaching With: ‘Fashion vs. Art’

Naomi Campbell Announces Theme For Cannes Fashion For Relief

Naomi Campbell will return to Cannes next month with her Fashion For Relief charity gala and this year’s theme is Race To Equality (focusing on education, health and culture), she has announced today. PA PHOTOS In support of Save the Children and Time’s Up, amongst other charities, the event will take place on May 13 in … Read more Naomi Campbell Announces Theme For Cannes Fashion For Relief