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  • The Gansey Jumper

    22/12/2015

    Gansey jumper of combed and hand-knitted worsted, made in Staithes, 1980. Collection Victoria and Albert Museum, CC-BY-NC

    One of the most popular garments to wear in winter, jumpers are also a piece of clothing which had different meanings during the centuries, which differ from place to place and from design to design.

  • Gentleman of Fashion: Oscar de la Renta

    15/12/2015

    Tailleur designed by Oscar de la Renta for Balmain, 2001. Photo by Jean Tholance, all rights reserved.

    Celebrated this year with two monographic exhibitions, Oscar de la Renta was a world renowned fashion designer, whose life intertwined with the most successful stories of fashion history.

  • Christmas cards to enjoy Christmas time!

    09/12/2015

    Europeana Fashion presents December’s Tumblr Curation by Rossimoda shoe museum with a huge collection of Christmas Cards.
    Since the middle age the habit to send greeting cards to the acquaintances

  • “Oscar de la Renta”: the exhibition at SCAD!

    01/12/2015

    At SCAD FASH in Atalanta, the inaugural exhibition at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new museum of fashion celebrates the illustrious life and designs of the couturier whose work was said to have set the standard for timeless elegance.

  • History of a couturier: Pierre Balmain

    26/11/2015

    Pierre Balmain was born in 1914 in St. Jean de Maurienne. His father owned a wholesale drapery business and his mother worked at a boutique.
    After a childhood spent playing with fabrics in the shop where his mother used to work, Balmain

  • From the Archive: Socks

    21/11/2015

    Winter is coming and temperature lowers… so why don’t you browse Europeana Fashion’s collections of warm socks?

  • “VIVA MOSCHINO!” at Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

    19/11/2015

    “Whaam!” dress, designed by Franco Moschino in 1993. Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Deidre and Clay Grubb. T0077.2. Collection of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. All rights reserved.

    Until April 3rd 2016, the Mint Museum in North Carolina, USA, hosts the first American retrospective on the work of Franco Moschino, the designer that during the 80s mocked the fashion system with his irreverent designs.

  • Crinolines: underwear at the time of Queen Victoria

    17/11/2015

    “La Crinoline. Air à la façon de Barbari” serie of caricatures of women wearing crinolines, 1857-1860. Collection MoMu – ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen, all rights reserved.

    The steel-hooped cage crinolines, first patented in April 1856 by R.C. Milliet in Paris, and by their agent in Britain a few months later, became extremely popular across the Western world, where they were worn by women of every social standing and class.

  • From the Archive: Piero Tosi

    12/11/2015

    Costume for the character of Elizabeth, played by Romy Schneider, in Luchino Visconti's

    Find in Europeana Fashion collection some of the gowns and costumes worn in the greatest movies of film history!

  • Fashion History: Sonia Delaunay

    10/11/2015

    Sonia Delaunay Terk, the first avant-garde representative in fashion of ‘900, was born in Ucraina in 1885. After studied art in Sain Petersburg, she moved to Paris in 1906 and started to paint under the influence of Van Gogh and Gauguin works.

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