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Top Tech Milestones in Recent Fashion History

I, RobotFashion as performance art is exemplified to the max at Alexander McQueen’s Spring 1999 show, where the designer employs robots to spray-paint a dress worn by model Shalom Harlow in shades of black and yellow as she spins on a revolving platform. "If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the future of fashion looks smart, sleek, and chicer than ever as the worlds of technology and haute couture collide. Look no further than the Costume Institute’s exhibition “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which opened its doors yesterday at the Met, for proof. And while newfound synergies between the smart and the stylish continue to be the stuff of headlines, we’re taking a step back in time to consider some of the top tech moments in recent fashion history." Read Entire Article:

Wrist Watches: From Battlefield to Fashion Accessory

LONDON — The evolution of the gentleman’s pocket watch into the ubiquitous wristwatch had its roots in the wars of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. World War I was the seminal moment when the wristwatch became both a strategic military tool and a manly fashion accessory. With the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I approaching in July, several watchmakers are commemorating the simple designs that allowed military leaders to coordinate precision attacks and to usher in a new era of battle by airplane. Historians say that the idea of strapping little clocks to soldier’s wrists probably was conceived during the Boer War or perhaps in the German navy shortly before — there are some historical accounts of Napoleon’s being frustrated by having to constantly open his pocket watch during battle — but most agree that World War I secured the wristwatch’s place, both in military history and at the pinnacle of men’s jewelry. Wristwatches were worn only by women before the 20th c…

Fashion’s Favorite Pets

eptember sees not only the start of the women’s wear fashion season, but also the beginning of the fashion book season. As fall unfurls, glossy and gorgeous coffee table books appear: Grace Coddington’s “Grace: The American Vogue Years”; Alix Browne’s “Runway: The Spectacle of Fashion”; and Donatella Versace’s “Versace,” to name a few. Yet among them, one stands out: “Neville Jacobs: I’m Marc’s Dog,” a compilation of photographs taken by Nicolas Newbold of Marc Jacobs’s dog, a.k.a. Neville Jacobs. Neville, the latest furry fashion friend to hit the big time, joins Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette and Thom Browne’s miniature dachshund Hector as a star on the rise. They have their own social media followings, eating habits and daily routines. Think of them as the supermodels of the pet set. Here’s how they compare. Photo Neville Jacobs, bull terrierAge: 4 years old Owner: Marc Jacobs Instagram:@nevillejacobs, which has more than 194,000 followers Big break: A little over three years ago, the…

Kensington Palace Releases Details Of Diana Exhibition

KENSINGTON PALACE has released more details about what we can expect from its special exhibition celebrating the style of Princess Diana next year, Diana: Her Fashion Story.

"The exhibition will bring together an extraordinary collection of garments, ranging from the glamorous evening gowns worn on engagements in the Eighties, to the chic Catherine Walker suits that made up Diana’s working wardrobe in the Nineties," read a press release this morning. "The Princess’s relationship with her favourite designers will also be explored through a display of some of their original fashion sketches, created for her during the design process." Highlights from the show are said to include the pink Emanuel blouse Diana wore for her engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1981 and the Victor Edelstein velvet gown which she wore at the White House when she famously danced with John Travolta. The royal residence, which was the Princess's London home for 15 years, will also see …

The fascinating history of the ever popular tennis shoe.

Tennis shoes, also called athletic shoes or sneakers (which so are called so because wearers of these shoes are able to sneak silently), of course aren’t just for tennis. They are used for just about every aspect of life from fashion statement to every major sport. Tennis shoes trace its origins back to the industrial revolution in the 19th century. Because of the discovery of canvas and vulcanized rubber, as well as the advent of mass production, these shoes were now more commercially available and thus, cheaper compared to individually hand-made footwear. Plimsolls (or plimsoles) are said to be the precursors of the tennis shoes. Like tennis shoes, plimsolls are made of canvas on the upper part with a rubber sole and are lightweight compared to other chunky and heavy footwear. It was at the Liverpool Rubber Company in England where plimsolls were first created and developed, and were once used as a beach footwear. By the late 19th century, more rubber companies were engaged in the pr…