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Review: Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Coco Chanel is a self-made woman in every sense of the word.

Excerpt: Den Mother

So I got to know the ACS headmaster and his wife. Through her I started making my patchwork quilts; she taught handwork to the girls at Methodist Girls’…

Review: Iris (2015)

A new documentary chronicling Iris Apfel’s singular style celebrates maximal fashion and a life well-lived.

Excerpt: Paternal Advice

Yet here, Laertes! aboard, aboard, for shame! The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail, And you are stay’d for. There; my blessing with thee! And these…

Recommendation: The Glory Days of New York City’s Garment District (Bloomberg Business)

A photo essay looks back at New York’s illustrious past as a garment manufacturing giant.

Recommendation: Why Fashion Magazines Matter (The Atlantic)

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Recommendation: Alexander McQueen: Into the Light (The Guardian)

An excellent deconstruction of Alexander McQueen’s legacy by Jess Cartner-Morley.