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Fashioning Fashion Book & Events!

This is a transcript of me, last night, when my copy of Fashioning Fashion finally arrived:

“ooo.  OOO.  hmmm.  OOOOO.  WHOA.  PORN!  PORN!  AIEE!  COW EMBROIDERY!  AGH!  MORE PORN!  OOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

etc.

In other words, if you’re lagger-y like me, and you haven’t bought it yet, GO. BUY. IT. NOW.  And then get ready to spend some quality alone time with it.  WHOA.  *fans self*  I mean, SERIOUSLY PEOPLE.  THIS IS SOME QUALITY COSTUME PORN.

And in related news… two events of interest related to the exhibition!

On Dec. 4, the Costume Society of America’s Western Region will be having an in-depth look at the exhibition, including presentations by the curators.  Registration deadline is Nov. 24 — more info here.

On Jan. 15, LACMA is hosting a one day symposium on the exhibition.  Speakers include the curator from the Kyoto Costume Institute (Akiko Fukai) and the costume curator from the Met’s Costume Institute (Andrew Bolton), along with LACMA’s costume curator, the two collectors who built the collection, and more.  Registration is free, but you have to call to reserve a ticket.  I am seriously considering flying down to LA just for the day to attend this.  I mean, the CURATOR FROM THE KCI IS GOING TO BE THERE.  More info here.

That is all!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Phil October 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks a lot for the info about this amazing book! I received my copy a week ago and it’s just gorgeous! It’s indeed real costume porn, as you say. Costuming people…aren’t we crazy but happy? ;-) See you and cheers from Belgium. Phil
    (I hope you will attend this conference :)

  • Reply Kate in England October 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    In my Amazon shopping basket (somehow High Style and 100 Dresses fell in there too) – thanks for the PSA!

  • Reply Liz October 27, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Thanks to your suggestion, got mine about a week ago, serious drooling going on.

  • Reply Kim October 28, 2010 at 2:25 am

    So here was my dilemma- my copy of the FF book arrived 2 days before I was going to see the exhibition – I had to make my husband hide it as I wanted to see the exhibit first – that was the longest 36 hours of my life!
    PS. You had better take a large box o’ kleenex to the exhibition ……..large quantities drool can be embarrassing in public.

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