The link is lovely, and the French part of the site on the topic has even more cool stuff. I've just posted a link to the videos on the Costumer's Manifesto Facebook page: "Check out these short "teaser" videos on the Underwear exhibit in Paris just now. Both Sexy and Postmodern. There is lots of cool exhibit stuff on their site in French, not much in English, but the pictures & Videos require no translation, and there is always using a translation plugin with your browser."http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/mode-et-textile/expositions-70/actuellement-447/la-mecanique-des-dessous-une/decouvrez-les-teasers-video-de-l%c2%a0
Also, never worry about getting English "perfect", it can't be done. Highly educated English born speakers argue about it, and the one point everyone agrees on is nobody ever gets it right. It is not so much a language as an assemblage of bits of all the other languages on the planet. The two best descriptions of English that I know are "English is the result of Norman men-at-arms attempting to pick up Saxon barmaids and is no more legitimate than any of the other results." and "
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow
words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways
to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
---Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Costume Designer Diablo Valley College
Founder of The Costumer's Manifesto Wiki at http://thecostumersmanifesto.com
Design Portfolio at http://TaraMaginnis.com
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From: vanessabrunel <vanessabrunel@...
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 12:39 PM
Subject: [CostumeHistoryClass] First steps in that group
First of all, I am French so I am sorry if I am making mistakes writing my post. I have always been interested in the History of fashion as far as I can remember. Each time, I travel, in France or abroad, I am trying to see Fashion exhibits. I am lucky because I lived in Paris for many years so I could see amazing exhibits. Moreover, I am a doll collector and also I worked for a doll museum for 12 years. As I could understand in Tara Maginnis' preface, it is important to make a link between the evolution of fashion and the evolution of life style, the reason why people changed what they were wearing in the past. I like this idea because when I explained the evolution of doll morphology, appearance, material to make them, clothing...I always compared this to the human morphology evolution and what kind of fashion people were wearing in the different period of times.
The last exhibit I saw and that I recommend is "La mécanique des dessous" settled in the Decorative Arts in Paris about the evolution of male and female undergarments from the 14th century to nowadays.
Here is the link where you can see a summary of the exhibit:http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/english-439/accueil-710/une-715/english-439/exhibitions/current-events#mecanique
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