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March 12, 2022

by Patricia Browning

Insider Tips: The Correct Way to Write an Era


Is it 1980s or 1980's? '60s or 60's? We're here to help! Join us as we explore the proper way to write decades & historical periods.
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February 09, 2022

by Patricia Browning

The Magic Land of Ubilam: An Interview with Robin Brazy


We just can't resist when fashion & music collide! We hope you enjoy this interview with Robin Brazy, who designed touring jackets for a veritable who's who of musicians, Including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, & Elton John.
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November 10, 2021

by Patricia Browning

The Dressmaker Chase: Bertha Lucas


The fashion world is full of stories - large and small - but there’s nothing quite like digging a little deeper into the story of a dressmaker that didn’t really make a big splash in the fashion pond.
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August 31, 2021

by Patricia Browning

Party-Plan Fashion


In the world of fashion, good ideas travel fast, and when ready-to-wear fashion and bored housewives combined with businesses willing to adapt their selling styles, it became a recipe for success.
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August 24, 2021

by Patricia Browning

Nelly Don's Unexpected Legacy


When Ellen “Nell” Quinlan - the woman behind the creations of the Handy Dandy Apron and subsequent Nelly Don fashion empire - married Paul Frances Donnelly in June of 1906 in Parsons, Kansas, the young couple had no idea what kind of drama awaited them. 
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August 17, 2021

by Patricia Browning , Fashion Conservatory Archivist

Felix Arbeo's Mysterious Origin Story


The designer for fashion house Don Luis de Espana, his dramatic origin story and his downfall.
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August 10, 2021

by Patricia Browning

Kathryn Vrooman's Fairyland Ballroom


Kathryn Vrooman was known for hosting fashion shows and was the driving force behind the first style show of its kind at the Ascher’s Forest Park Theater in 1924.
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August 05, 2021

by Patricia Browning

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July 14, 2021

by Patricia Browning

Shannon Rodgers & the Kent State University Museum


Shannon Rodgers - the world-famous designer for Jerry Silverman - planted a lot of seeds in his native Ohio when he left his significant private wealth and incredible costume collections to Kent State University. But that’s not surprising, given he was the great-nephew of Jonathan Chapman, better known to the world as Johnny Appleseed.
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July 02, 2021

by Patricia Browning

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