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Issey Miyake at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
There are many gems in the Philadelphia Museum of Art collection at the Berg Fashion Library. Issey Miyake's 'flying saucer dress' is one of them: an eccentric, deceptively fragile collapsible dress inspired by American sculptor Isamu Noguchi - close friend, hero and mentor.
(Image © Philadelphia Museum of Art)
The Berg Fashion Library Bibliographic Guides have been created to provide teachers, students and researchers with a concise overview of all the key readings and schools of thought within a particular disciplinary perspective.
A new guide, Fashion, Dress, and Gender, is now live and available for free:
The Merino Wool Industry
One of Australia's most significant products for the international market has been Merino wool. While Australia is home to only a small proportion of the world’s sheep, it produces almost two-thirds of the world’s Merino wool and around 95 percent of its fine and superfine apparel wool.
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(Image © Henry Talbot. Powerhouse Museum)
Oscar de la Renta
"I’ve lived every day to the fullest, and I’ve had a marvelous time. I’ve tried to be nice to the people I care about, and ignore the ones I don’t. I enjoy what I’ve done.”
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(Image: Niall McInerney, Photographer © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Bloomsbury is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), to make 1,500 images of their outstanding Costume and Textile collection available through the Berg Fashion Library.
(Image © Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
The popular cyberpunk literary movement generated two very different types of futuristic styles: the slick, lean, high-fashion techno-fetishism vs the post-apocalyptic deconstructed punk style – distressed fabrics with shredding, tears, raw edges, and exposed seam.
(Image © Fashion Photography Archive, photo by Niall McInerney)