Fashions in Flight

The Object of the Day for October 3, 2013 featured one of the last posters the celebrated poster artist E. McKnight Kauffer produced in England. After experiencing 25 years of commercial success as a graphic designer, the outbreak of World War II meant that commissioned work dried up and, as an American citizen, he was forced to return to his native country.
Edward McKnight Kauffer, graphic design, poster, fashion, Portrait

Harlem Focus | Fabric Printing: Creating Fashionable Impressions

Native Ghanaian fabric designer N'Ketiah Brakohiapa will speak about his process and how his move to Harlem has influenced his work. The Harlem Focus series is made possible through the generous support of Target.
textiles, fashion, Harlem Focus

Lace in Concert

The cravat is an early version of a man’s necktie. It could be a plain piece of white linen tied around the neck, with the free ends falling below the throat. A gentleman’s cravat would have been decorated with fine lace, as lace was especially fashionable for men in the 17th century. During this period, the greatest lace makers were working in Italy and Belgium. France, however, wished to create a competing industry that would stop the costly imports of lace.
cravat, France, needle lace, fashion, 17th century, Charles LeBrun, Jean Bèrain the elder

Delicate Buttons for Delicate Lives

For centuries before Velcro and zippers came along, there were buttons! These charming scenes, carved from ivory and placed on colored foil, reflect tremendous care and skill and highlight the importance of buttons as fashion accessories. Even today, the choice of buttons can greatly impact the overall impression of a garment.
buttons, fashionable, ivory, fashion, accessories, France

Tim Gunn's Keynote at the Teen Design Fair

Tim Gunn speaks about design and answers real questions from teens. Webcasting live from New York City. The Teen Design Fair is a special opportunity for teens who want to learn about design careers from National Design Award winners and others working at the top fields in fashion, interaction, communications, architecture, and more.
Teen Design Fair, Tim Gunn, fashion

Conspicuous Waist: Waistcoats and Waistcoat Designs 1700-1952

waistcoats, fashion, costume, men's clothing

Design by the Yard: Textile Printing from 800 to 1956

textiles, textile design, textile printing, fabrics, apparel, fashion

The Greenleaf Collection: Textile Arts from the 16th to the Early 19th Century

textiles, textile design, lace making, lace, needlework, embroidery, fashion, Richard Cranch Greenleaf

Fashion Plates in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Publication design: Mentkya/Schlott
fashion, prints, permanent collection

Buttons in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Publication design: Gottschalk + Ash International
buttons, accessories, fashion, ornament, permanent collection