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Imagine meandering through a museum full of priceless historical fashions, with each corner you turn taking you to a different culture or era. The Smithsonian Institution’s brand new blog, Threaded, is your general admission pass. Threaded covers relics and styles from their vast archives, from celebrity fashion like Mister Rogers’ classic cardigan and Farrah Fawcett’s iconic swimsuit, to everyday garments, adornments, and textiles worn throughout history. With each post, writer Emily Spivack pulls out a different piece from the collection and examines its details, origins, meanings, and influence. Consider it a primo resource for the stories behind the styles that have significantly impacted the past, present, and future of fashion!
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What a find! Thank you for the link!
Farrah Fawcett was such a lovely woman,and to have her beautiful swimsuit that Farrah complimented herself as well as the swimsuit making her look even sexier too is awesome. I’ll love her forever as well as Ryan O’Neal,and their daughter Tatum O’Neal. We will never forget Farrah,and I pray for Ryan as he has cancer I understood,but hop it is in remission. Charlotte Deneice Windham in Mississippi.
Thanks, Cindy, for the kind words about Threaded! I appreciate it.
You have no idea how much more complete my life became upon reading this blog entry; I am about to become a frequenter of Threaded. I think fashion is sometimes overlooked in regards to its bearing upon history. While MUCH deserved speculation is given over to politics, social change, literature, etc., fashion is perhaps one of the best ways in which one can develop a broader understanding of a people. Fashion was something in which a generous range of people could partake, and participation was not limited to women, though fashion history is often parceled up within women’s history. Though expressions may have been limited, due to financial means, clothing was something every person needed while literature and politics might have been, quite simply, too complex or intangible. Gloves, hats, shoes; these were materical realities which any layman could understand. Though fashion is becoming a much more visible part of today’s historiography, it still carries a stigma of frivolity which is perhaps derived from society’s lingering association of it with the feminine and its inevitable connotations. In short…I think Cindy’s blog is awesome!
And by Cindy, I meant Emily. Though, of course, your blog is great, too! I just happened to be gushing about Emily’s.
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