Artistic Dress

Transgressive Fashion in the Victorian Era

Red (Carpet) Revolution

Does hearing the inevitable ‘Who are you wearing?’ during the Red Carpet season fill you with excitement or dread? I shall dispense with apologies for my blog hiatus and get … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Tableaux Vivants Redux!

Last week was the second annual Artistic Dress Tableaux Vivants at the Glasgow School of Art. Performed by (fantastic) students in my ‘Artistic Dress: Fashion, Style and Identity’ elective course, … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

Failing the Basics

I had an outraged email from my friend and fellow researcher in fashion history, Emily, regarding this 2008 post on the MTV website. Their caption for the image above states: … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Header Image

'Mrs Luke Ionides' by William Blake Richmond, London, 1882. Oil on canvas. Collection of the V&A, Museum no. E.1062-2003. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Friends of the V&A.