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Fashion historian, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Falmouth University, writer, curator & amateur stitcher

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#Haberdashery has been applied to good effect across this early #20thc jacket. Crimped #ribbons weave in homage to… https://t.co/DfwagKMKAyFor our next #FashionCulture online program, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Robin Givhan, will discuss the curr… https://t.co/BXvkdK6M4m
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinDr Blackall’s Drive on #Dartmoor was completed in the #1880s for Dr Thomas Blackall & his sister to enjoy the moor… https://t.co/wvUoKaDjFHArtist Pablo Picasso was born #OnThisDay in 1881. Claire McCardell was commissioned by D.B. Fuller & Co. in 1955 to… https://t.co/ltCcZTNqGq
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinThis is an extraordinary project which allows people to trace the experiences of individuals and their descendants… https://t.co/3gr6pkDJtG
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10/25
2020
@WinningP @MuseumofCityNY Four dress and photography historians. It is totally the best. We were two bottles in by… https://t.co/vJVttZa0G2I may have drunk more than my body weight in 🍾 last night so just leave me to wallow in this mid #1940s Charles Jam… https://t.co/P3t6UwEbr0 @Dorcasstories @KadianGosler @LeedsAHWN @Katey_W So interesting, a brilliant analysis of archives to inform contemp… https://t.co/i79IS0FEz1
10/24
2020
A joyful dress to match the absolute bliss of seeing my dear work friends/colleagues for the first time in eight mo… https://t.co/IRnf2AsTxaI'm excited to announce that my @RAMMuseum short course, Blueprints: The History of the Sewing Pattern, will now be… https://t.co/hRZL158SmG
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinAmongst others,@CospropLtd are preparing costumes for a show featuring iconic late 1950s couture dresses– so our w… https://t.co/PRDj2uhIjs
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinI cannot even begin to fathom the process that created this early #1840s silk #bodice. The tiniest of #pintuck plea… https://t.co/16Y7lelj7rMountmellick embroidery, worked in white cotton, mostly featured naturalistic designs of blackberries, oak, fern, d… https://t.co/znhqY0NZE8
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinExplore the history and significance of the hanbok in this Fashion and Race Database article by @Joeykimhttps://t.co/p4BMt6YHB6
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10/23
2020
#Polkadot perfection held in the strong shapes of a #1940s ensemble, the elongated shoulders that nip and tuck in e… https://t.co/Q3q5CxT4AOLet’s cheer ourselves up with some magenta silk and a bright breezy late #19thc #weddingdress. No white wedding for… https://t.co/QGL3BZFzw7A Centuries-Old Korean Style Gets an Update https://t.co/GG5YSmdtDi
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10/22
2020
Some seasonal glitz from the mid 1920s worn by actress #BarbaraLaMarr who starred in 27 films in the #1920s. She pa… https://t.co/3zul7OHcDfThe New York premiere of My Fair Lady was held #OnThisDay in 1964. Audrey Hepburn's iconic Ascot dress, designed by… https://t.co/gnzTAGaJID
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinFall weather calls for lightweight outerwear, and nothing makes a more dramatic impression than this 1980-1982… https://t.co/1MhhV2TIHk
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinWe're hiring! The role will support the delivery of ‘LASTING: Sustainable Prosperity through Product Durability’, a… https://t.co/OdSXzTiCxq
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinIt is only relatively recently in the history of womenswear that #undergarments ceased to provide all the structura… https://t.co/5Uy9d0R58LResearch spotlight: Revisiting the Gaze is a new exploration of the relationship between the gaze and the fashioned… https://t.co/5jwTxAxgd1
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10/21
2020
A gilded dress constructed like finely etched #armour, its components wrapping the body. The same garment was photo… https://t.co/8nQE8k5BgbHappy #OAWeek! We've got an ever-expanding collection of Open Access titles, including Julia Petrov's Fashion, Hist… https://t.co/E6CosEBsbM
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinThe Fashion Research Library is a newly launched online repository of specialized fashion research and contemporary… https://t.co/F6b0TliyQn
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinOne of the most soothing documentaries I have watched in the last 12 months was the @BBCFOUR Handmade in Mexico wit… https://t.co/I43k8bmwo9A feast for the eyes! Beautiful images of Kimono 👘 from @KhaliliOnline https://t.co/9sxc0hl4hR many which have been… https://t.co/x6MYRukUU4
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinOne of the first objects I studied when I began working with a dress collection was an #18thc #quilted #petticoat.… https://t.co/VYOPhEDy4mHave you got yours? — Obvs, I’m talking about submitting abstracts to the #CallforPapers for the @McrFashionInst sy… https://t.co/veIQv19pNQ
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinWomen: dancing together since 6,000 BCE. So screw you, Ann Widdecombe @bbcstrictly https://t.co/syzEf5xc5r
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinThe 🔴Red🔴 issue of @SelvedgeMag is out now, featuring my take on why scarlet, vermillion, and rusty reds had partic… https://t.co/cOcyKMIAhi
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinA man and a woman, clearly husband and wife, gaze towards each other in this pair of paintings. We don‘t know who t… https://t.co/CO5lMSzXge
Retweeted by Dr Kate Strasdin @KP_Fashion1 @Shimmerlicious_ @chris53592630 @ScoobyAddict @rollyvibelion @KelseaPeet Thank you! ❤️
10/20
2020
@RuthArnold @notanna1 That does sound completely fabulous! How great would it be to meet and go shopping in real life....Appropriate pumpkin #chiffon is bisected by a two inch jewelled insert glowing in orange and #rhinestone encrusted… https://t.co/e9hcboltFKOnline collection of @museobalenciaga https://t.co/eVWyqqFufx #museummonday #onlinecollections #beautifulbalenciaga https://t.co/IjogjSYedP
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinHappy 181st birthday to Jane Morris: artist, noted contributor to the Arts & Crafts movement, and skilled creator o… https://t.co/HMAR4vcnd7
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinDidn't manage to catch @alexandra_makin & @WilderArtHist's fabulous papers on Thursday? Never fear! The recording w… https://t.co/sS7XtEjPdg
Retweeted by Dr Kate Strasdin @Citizeness_Kane I love her! She accompanied her brother Richard who was a merchant basically figured out a way to… https://t.co/Z101MXrnpUI #amwriting about Miss Margaret Brennand today who ran a smallwares establishment in #Singapore in the #1840s. She… https://t.co/h1DvNuBYv3 @18thCent_Kitty @mcfange @SHScottAuthor You can read more about conserving this gorgeous dress, to restore it to it… https://t.co/Tl1hbnDIkg
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinHappy Birthday Jane Burden (later Morris) born #OTD in 1839. Embroiderer & artist's model extraordinaire whose face… https://t.co/2LGGS3FKxL
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinOxford Bling... Evening oxfords, leather, ca. 1891, Alfred J. Cammeyer, American @metmuseum #shoes #Victorianhttps://t.co/PAddKEBSYC
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10/19
2020
The floral bouquet that blooms from the front of #Dior’s 1955 Fête Joyeuse #eveningdress is the only decoration. Re… https://t.co/xMP8PdDngTDon’t forget to register for my @NDENCAseminar zoom talk, Mr Calico and Mr Fribble: Queering the Man Milliner 1770-… https://t.co/i811EOC2SV
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinTurn of the century #teagowns in all of their velvety comfort are all the vibes required of an #October Sunday. Bot… https://t.co/CpvBEq1SY6Also of significance is the cloth/textiles/clothing/styling of clothes they are wearing as markers of status… https://t.co/3PM94ZcavN
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinKnitting History Forum 2020 – Virtual AGM and Conference – Knitting History Forum #knitting #historyofknitting https://t.co/H71r4sLbT6
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10/18
2020
Moss green #rayon makes for a perfectly symmetrical late #1940s evening dress. The pleats converge to buttons which… https://t.co/68xcNs3GsyJoin dress historian @AMatthewsdavid for this online event, organised by the @NatnlArtsClub, to discuss how 19th an… https://t.co/tLekDmPI13
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinExcellent English artisan, embroidery designer, jeweller, socialist, writer & editor May Morris died #OTD in 1938.… https://t.co/tNNPPhaTlL
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinCopper tones mirror the world outside as leaves begin to shift and shimmer in their #autumn shades. Dresses c1820 s… https://t.co/3FHcHa5UURThe @JaneAustenHouse's next Austen Wednesday event is a talk with @FourRedShoes. Hilary's reconstruction of Jane Au… https://t.co/U82mmqpMZ8
Retweeted by Dr Kate Strasdin🌹 Textile designer Althea McNish is responsible for some of the most vibrant printed fabrics in our collection and… https://t.co/PMZNfLEPpi
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10/17
2020
Feeling like the #ringmaster trying to control an especially hectic circus today and mostly failing. I need… https://t.co/ifQIkqOYG0Friday Treat Time! Two treasures to share today, inspired by the rich colours of autumn 🧡 Brick red and chestnut br… https://t.co/e4M7GPGXEV
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinHappy Birthday André Leon Talley! Born #OTD in 1948, @OfficialALT has provided fashion commentary throughout a var… https://t.co/n1wJpyA0d1
Retweeted by Dr Kate Strasdin"Growing up, many black families, including mine, practiced modes of sustainability, or rather conscious living, be… https://t.co/0pfzESsyf4
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinI love this time of year, supervising dissertations. So many great student topics that include the phenomena of ‘mu… https://t.co/3phyeZHhdJ📣📣the Sartorial Society seminar series are already looking for papers to fill their second series, themed on ‘Human… https://t.co/ZTZaeJ5MPm
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinOn this day in 1793, Marie Antoinette lost her life (or more specifically, her head). Here are two surviving pairs… https://t.co/zvFmcEXmJI
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10/16
2020
This promotional image for the ‘50s exhibition @PalaisGalliera brings archive & exhibit together. These garments by… https://t.co/iNzEBuDPltReally quite amazing to see these prints and their vibrancy!!! #sartorialsociety https://t.co/7F7SPkpQDG
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinReasons to be cheerful today, number 2. This #1870s mantle is constructed in panels from an earlier wool #shawl, ar… https://t.co/s1MJxr9tGhWorn #onthisday in 1912 by Signe Maria Lindh at the centennial of the Finnish Cadet Corps. The 2-piece gown by Elle… https://t.co/65zGWrUKye
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinSay hello to Sarah Thrifty, complete with pocket and ribbons for sale...from the new version of #VADS online resour… https://t.co/4WCxxIXSd2
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinSo excited to discuss the process of putting together the anthology Crossing Gender Boundaries with other editors a… https://t.co/EwMsHSL9MS
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinSomething rich and dramatic to start the day with a gold and green #brocade jacket. It dates to the #1730s or… https://t.co/2Ax6eBa6h1Lace bobbins showing that troubled love lives are nothing new - https://t.co/IraR52hQ0w https://t.co/N9S025B7fi
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinUpdated visual collection VADS - online resource for visual arts & education & textiles https://t.co/K30LmnmR3O
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10/15
2020
The Swiss textile manufacturer Abraham worked with @BALENCIAGA to develop the weighty silk fabric called #gazar. It… https://t.co/O6GxkCY13YComing up Weds 21st October @fashionnetuk Online Book Launch for The Poetics and Politics of the Veil in Iran: An A… https://t.co/UDJl5xPVg7
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinWe have a new episode out tomorrow and it's all about knitting for victory in WWI and WWII! Expect much discussion… https://t.co/SPkjdLQoGy
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinLet’s banish gloomy news for a moment with a burst of bright blue. The #moiré silk of a mid-#1860s dress swirls in… https://t.co/J144lWC0dFWe invite you to read Marta Kargól’s article “Dressed for Knowledge: Fashioning the First Female University Student… https://t.co/4LMAbtSWML
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinAmerican actress Lillian Gish, "The First Lady of American Cinema," was born #OnThisDay in 1893. This 1920s silk an… https://t.co/9jiX7hutS6
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinI'll be talking about @WornOnThisDay via Zoom for the @NatnlArtsClub @ Home lecture series this Friday 10/16 at 7 p… https://t.co/1hEl2VgA9z
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinI'm very excited to be speaking at @mvcseminar this evening - I'll be discussing what we can learn about the childh… https://t.co/NWjMTZI1ta
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10/14
2020
I watched a fascinating documentary about the life & career of #RitaHayworth tonight. The black dress from her icon… https://t.co/laZlY8f60YWhat does the word power mean to you? On October 20, at 6pm, join us for a dynamic conversation between Stefano Ton… https://t.co/aHuHktHC9t
Retweeted by Dr Kate Strasdin“The Queen is always right” 👑 Alongside over 10,000 items of clothing, our Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection also… https://t.co/cYdtwCP6c7
Retweeted by Dr Kate Strasdin @factorygothic @anncdean I love that picture of him, and learning more of the story. Thanks! @FIDMMuseum Thank you Kevin. I wish there was an edit button on Twitter but what a great story to go with the garment. ❤️This exquisite #Honitonlace dress flounce was designed by Esther Clarke, winning a medal at the 1851… https://t.co/cz5XOvY84ERamses Wissa Wassef established a tapestry school in the village of Harraniyyah in 1952 to teach children & revive… https://t.co/X2ZaT2LDGJ
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10/13
2020
#JoanCrawford looking completely devastating in a #GilbertAdrian design for the 1932 classic movie #LettyLynton. C… https://t.co/ln2hvvY653So bloody true! (I can’t credit this image though as I don’t know who made it!) #fatima https://t.co/OZzzmOjQva
Retweeted by Dr Kate Strasdin @MadebyDolly @LeedsMuseums I know he made his fortune in Peru but the Nitrate King? I love it!! So she is his Nitrate Queen 👑 @sarasheridan Oh yes. I am ready for you Tuesday 💪🏻 @ebhook He was not wealthy when they married and so his star rose with Jane beside him... @MaryJoBenton3 @LeedsMuseums He was called John North and he was not the richest man in the world when she married… https://t.co/uJgqujpPG4I love it when the story of a garment remains intact. This #1890s bodice belonged to Jane North, a factory worker i… https://t.co/DJYZWfsmqLLime Kiln Club Field Day is the earliest surviving feature film with an all-Black cast. It was shot between 1913 an… https://t.co/pUq30mpnYH
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinIt appears that this #Regency cotton gown has been embroidered at its extremeties with colourful silk, a wave of re… https://t.co/O52gJYzrdsEnjoy beautiful egs of embroidery from ⁦@Muzeum_Narodowe⁩ in this Google Arts and Culture online exhibition… https://t.co/5BQmlyhhgx
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10/12
2020
There may have been precious little to celebrate in 2020 which is why we have to find the beauty where we can. Here… https://t.co/jSFrfFAHZiSo looking forward to giving my paper on queering the man-milliner @NDENCAseminar on 19th October (that’s one week… https://t.co/yPZjxc5XPs
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinJoin us for an hour of Scottish textiles, from Tartan to Paisley this Wednesday, with @r_waine @suchichoudhury and… https://t.co/vfUQScp34T
Retweeted by Dr Kate StrasdinAutumnal dog walk took us along the Hameldown ridge above #Widecombe-in-the-Moor, so Unsuitable Dog Walk Attire mig… https://t.co/9KXBZf5Cnh
10/11
2020

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