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Happy Halloween! This is our annual Halloween Extravaganza episode, and this year, it is extravagant. Jasmine, Dana and Joy discuss the costuming and historical context for three of their favorite Witchy Halloween movies: The Witch (2015), The Craft (1996) and Hocus Pocus (1993)!
Welcome to another episode from our Costume Society of America 2017 series. Joy interviews Jenna Kuttruff, Ph.D. Department Head and Professor of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising at Louisiana State University about her presentation: “The Burial Cap of a Mid-Nineteenth Century African American Woman from Queens.”
Dana and Jasmine interview Regan Loggans about the museum education programs she organized for the Native Fashion Now exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Welcome to the second episode in the Unravel Roundtable Series. In this episode Dana and Jasmine talk to academic activist Regan Loggans about the history of cultural appropriation in fashion. Together they define appropriation and go all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome to cover a range of appropriation cases in fashion into the present.
This week features the curators and conservator behind the exhibition: Fashioning the Women of Weeksville, currently at The Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York. The show is a rare opportunity to see the material culture of the African American women who lived in Weeksville in the nineteenth and twentieth-century.
Joy and Dana interview professors Chanjuan Chen and Kendra Lapolla about their presentation "Pregnancy Chic: Fast Fashion Influences on Consumer Acquisition and Disposal of Maternity Wear."
Welcome to the first episode of our 2017 Costume Society of America Series! Dana sits down with the Chicago History Museum curator of costume, Petra Slinkard to talk about the museum's latest exhibition, Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier.