Tag Archive: costume illustration

Better Counseling through Costume Books

People rarely ask me for advice, but if they did, I’d be ready!  (At least as long as they limited their questions to the area of recommendations on costume history books.  And I… Continue reading

Costumes for “Good Times” at the Hippodrome

Today I am bringing you a fabulous description of theatrical costume production, in an excerpt from the 1920 Dry Goods Economist: One thousand dozen boxes of thread, 500 dozen boxes of sewing silk,… Continue reading

Women at Work 100 Years Ago

Poring over images from the New York Public Library digital collections today, I came across these great costume designs by Will R. Barnes.  They were labeled “Women at Work: ‘Doing Our Bit’.” I… Continue reading

Hollywood Sketchbook

Wouldn’t you love to be rummaging around at an auction or thrift store, and discover a box crammed full of costume swatches and sketches? Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration is the… Continue reading