fashion history


Why Do We Persist In Wearing Socks With Sandals?

The pairing made it onto the runway at Moscow Fashion Week, but it has its origins in ancient Greek poetry (!)
Sara Radin
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The Rodarte Sorcery Lands at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

The museum’s director discussed why the institution chose to organize its first major fashion exhibition on the sister designers.
Rachel Tashjian
fashion history

The Reason Fashion Museums Avoid Controversy

As a new fashion exhibition exploring Catholicism opens at the Met, we look at how museums often favor the uplifting messages clothing carry at the expense of their troubling associations.
Haley Mlotek

The Azzedine Alaïa Show in London is the Sexiest Museum Exhibition Ever

The mannequins at the new Alaïa exhibition are basically ground zero for agalomatophilia, the fetish for inanimate human-shaped objects.
Hettie Judah

Exclusive: A Million Selfies Later, Model Dara Allen Has Landed A Nike Campaign

Nike taps Dara Allen, fashion fanatic turned model-stylist, to reimagine the Air Max woman alongside photographer Mayan Toledano. The result? Meisel meets Little Edie.
Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

The Definitive History of the Dior Saddle Bag

From its origins in a bordello-themed runway show to its contemporary revival, the purse has always inspired fierce loyalty in its fans.
Erin Schwartz

How Demna Gvasalia’s Giant Puffers Were an Awesome Homage to Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga was the original Absolute Unit!
Rachel Tashjian