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Guest Post: Fashion from Japan and France: Nightgowns in Colonial Brazil

Today’s guest post comes from Rachel Zimmerman (Ph.D., University of Delaware), Assistant Professor of Art History at Colorado State University-Pueblo. She has been studying the art and architecture of the Brazilian town of Minas Gerais since...
From: The Junto on 8 Oct 2018

Fragmented Stories: Cloth from the Colonies in a 19th-Century Dress Diary

  Dear Junto readers, Thank you for joining us for two weeks of all-new scholarship tracing the historical patterns of #ColonialCouture! Read the whole roundtable here. Today’s #ColonialCouture finale post is by Kate Strasdin, senior lecturer...
From: The Junto on 21 Sep 2018

Luxurious Tipping Points in Early Massachusetts

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Ben Marsh, senior lecturer in history at the University of Kent and author of Georgia’s Frontier Women: Female Fortunes in a Southern Colony (University of Georgia Press, 2012). His current research project...
From: The Junto on 20 Sep 2018

Priscilla Mullins Alden and the Search for a Dress in Pieces

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Kimberly Alexander, professor of museum studies and material culture at the University of New Hampshire and author of Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018)....
From: The Junto on 19 Sep 2018

On Wednesdays We Wear Prints: Fashion Rules in the African Atlantic

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Bronwen Everill, lecturer in history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University, and author of Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Cambridge Series in Imperial and Post-colonial Studies...
From: The Junto on 18 Sep 2018

Yuchi Fashion Week, 1736

  Welcome back to week two  of our #ColonialCouture roundtable! Today’s post is by Jessica Yirush Stern, associate professor of history at California State University, Fullerton, and the author of The Lives in Objects: Native Americans,...
From: The Junto on 17 Sep 2018

Following the Fashions: A Basic American Pastime

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Amy Sopcak-Joseph, a doctoral candidate in American history at the University of Connecticut. She is working on her dissertation, “Fashioning American Women: Godey’s Lady’s Book, Female Consumers,...
From: The Junto on 14 Sep 2018

In Touch with the Dutch, or, Fashioning Colonial New York’s Merchant Elite

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Cynthia Kok, a doctoral student in art history at Yale University. She is interested in trade and craftsmanship under European colonial governance and imitative material practices inspired by encounters with foreign...
From: The Junto on 13 Sep 2018

Creole Comforts and French Connections: A Case Study in Caribbean Dress

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Philippe Halbert. Follow him @plbhalbert. In 1779, a fashion plate depicting a woman’s garment “in the creole style” was published in Paris. Consisting of a lightweight muslin gown with wrist-length...
From: The Junto on 11 Sep 2018

“We Are One”: The Confinement and Consent of Colonial American Busks

Welcome to #ColonialCouture, our second annual roundtable on fashion in early America and material culture in the Atlantic World, which will run here for the next two weeks. Today’s post is by Cynthia Chin, a doctoral student at Georgetown...
From: The Junto on 10 Sep 2018

Celebrity Couture: A New Trend? Fashionista Mary Robinson Led the Way – Over 230 Years Ago

Figure 1.  John Hoppner, Mary Robinson as Perdita (1782), Chawton House Library.   Sean John, DASH, Material Girl, William Rast, OVO, House of Harlow, Yeezy, Paper Crown, the Jessica Simpson Collection, Rocawear, The Row, Twenty8Twelve.  Celebrity...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 1 Aug 2017

Roundtable: Ambassador in a Hat: The Sartorial Power of Benjamin Franklin’s Fur Cap

This Colonial Couture post is by guest contributor Joanna M. Gohmann, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in 18th– and 19th-Century Art, at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. While acting as the American ambassador to France, Benjamin...
From: The Junto on 15 Feb 2017

Roundtable: New York’s Original Fashion Industry

This Colonial Couture post is by guest contributor William Howard Carter, assistant professor of history at The College of New Jersey. He is currently revising his book manuscript, “The Hideous and the Beautiful: The Power of Bodily Decorations...
From: The Junto on 10 Feb 2017

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