Tag Archive: World History

Fashion Goes Back to the Future

Posted on September 29, 2022 8:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

Issey Miyake, the Japanese fashion designer who died in August 2022, was known for the finely pleated garments he first introduced in his Spring/Summer 1989 collection. In 1993, he launched a separate line, dubbed “Pleats Please,” to … Read the article

The Social History of Heiresses

Posted on February 15, 2022 2:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Laura Thompson

I came to Heiresses by accident, during the course of researching another book. As I scanned letters and diaries by the usual suspects—Nancy Mitford, Cecil Beaton, James Lees-Milne—in search of information, I found myself intrigued by certain … Read the article

Discovering Smedley Butler

Posted on January 19, 2022 11:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Jonathan M. Katz

I first came across the name Smedley Butler in Haiti, shortly after I’d moved there to be the correspondent for the Associated Press in 2007. He was in a painting of three Marines in old-fashioned khaki … Read the article