PR Newswire: NEW Digital Exhibit: Historic White House Wedding Fashion and Design (PRESS RELEASE). “The White House Historical Association debuts a new digital exhibit today in partnership with New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Something Old, Something New: Eight First Daughters’ Fashionable White House Weddings, examines the wedding fashion and décor choices of eight first daughters.”
UNESCO: Publication of Textiles and Clothing Volume of the ‘Thematic Collection of the Cultural Exchanges along the Silk Roads’
UNESCO: Publication of Textiles and Clothing Volume of the ‘Thematic Collection of the Cultural Exchanges along the Silk Roads’. “UNESCO is pleased to announce the online publication of the ‘Textiles and Clothing’ volume of the ‘Thematic Collection of the Cultural Exchanges along the Silk Roads’…. Aimed at a broad general audience, this volume on ‘Textiles and Clothing along the Silk Roads’ takes the reader around the world, from Java to West Africa, Scandinavia to the Philippines. It charts a fascinating history, from the ways in which patterns and dyes were elements of cultural imitation, hybridization and exchange, to how particular motifs and symbols were adopted across cultures and used as means to influence.”
Alutiiq Museum: Museum Releases Instructions For Making A Beaded Headdress. “Today, the Alutiiq Museum released instructions for making an Alutiiq-style beaded headdress. A paperback book and four accompanying video tutorials provide step-by-step directions for transforming beads, leather, and thread into the iconic Alutiiq woman’s garment.” A PDF version of the book and the videos are available free on the museum’s Web site.
Hackaday: Render Yourself Invisible To AI With This Adversarial Sweater Of Doom. “Ugly sweater season is rapidly approaching, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve always been a bit baffled by the tradition of paying top dollar for a loud, obnoxious sweater that gets worn to exactly one social event a year. We don’t judge, of course, but that’s not to say we wouldn’t look a little more favorably on someone’s fashion choice if it were more like this AI-defeating adversarial ugly sweater.”
Virginia Tech: Historical costume descriptors bridge gap between past and present. “The objective is to compare language from the past with new language that we use today to describe costume artifacts across different time periods. The Oris Glisson Historic Costume and Textile Collection will be digitized and made available to the public, increasing accessibility and access.”
ShowStudio: A New Digital Exhibition Explores Mixed-Race Identity Through Fashion. “When exploring the complexities of racial identity (let alone mixed-race identity), having context and nuance is essential. That’s why The Mixed Museum – a digital museum and archive – has partnered up with artist and designer Warren Reilly to present By The Cut of Their Cloth.”
WWD: Untold Stories of Designers Who Dressed First Ladies Is Focus of New Virtual Exhibition. “Eight unsung and primarily lesser-known seamstresses, dressmakers and fashion designers, who dressed first ladies for some essential public appearances, are getting their due in the new digital exhibition, ‘Glamour and Innovation: The Women Behind the Seams of Fashion at the White House.’”