Tag Archives: fashion

The Life of a Dress: Wearing Zandra Rhodes

Last week, Karen Keane and I met designer and fashion icon Zandra Rhodes for the first time at a lovely opening reception for the exhibit  Zandra Rhodes: A Lifelong Love Affair with Textiles at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. If you haven’t seen it yet, stop by – the show is on display until December 1, 2012.

With her bright pink hair and bold, hand-painted garments, Zandra is impossible to ignore and has exerted her influence on the textile and clothing design world since the 1960s.… Read More

Hats: Fashion with a Creative Flair at Peabody Essex Museum

Have you ever heard the old saying: “in Boston, we don’t buy our hats, we have them”?

The hundreds of people who attended the reception of a new exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum certainly had hats in abundance. They came decked out to celebrate the opening of “Hats: An Anothology by Stephen Jones,” a show from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Stephen Jones was on hand to lend his creative flair to three audience members as he suggested hats which best suited their style.… Read More

Clothing as Art Form: The Fashions of Mariano Fortuny

I would have liked to have dinner with Mariano Fortuny. A well-traveled jack of all trades, he was born in Spain, moved to Paris, then on to Venice. He worked as a lighting and theater designer, a painter, and an architect before venturing into the career for which he is best known: fashion design.