Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture

The Museum of Arts and Design secured this historic exhibition, “Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture,” organized by the Bellevue Arts Museum and curated by Michael Cepress. Two floors of extraordinary, colorful, complicated and fascinating clothing are mostly supported …Read More


The name Joseph still resonates in London, despite his untimely demise ten years ago. Joseph Ettedgui started his retailing career on the King’s Road in the early 70s. He stealthily entered the London style consciousness over the next thirty years. …Read More

Dover Street Market

There may be some of you who are heading here for the Silly Season: the Royal Ascot, the Chelsea Flower Show, the opening of the Royal Academy Summer Show, private parties whatever the weather in the Physic Gardens…etc,. And you …Read More

Bata Shoe Museum

A notable and charming museum in Toronto is the less known Shoe Museum. We went thinking it would be a touristy institution. To our surprise it is a serious, excellent display of shoes through the ages beginning with Greek and …Read More

PUNK: Chaos to Couture

Today I took a mental leap and went to see “Punk” at the Metropolitan Museum. I loved it. It was particularly interesting for me to observe how great designers such as Givenchy, Moschino, Watanabe and Dolce & Gabbana took this …Read More

Shoe Obsession

An under-appreciated New York exhibition space is The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street. The current  show, “Shoe Obsession,” is curated by Valerie Steele and Coleen Hill. The installation is exceptional, well worth the visit …Read More