Friday File – Busy Week

This was a long and busy week for me. In the fashion study collection I manage, I had eight tours, class visitors, and requests to use garments in classes this week. I slightly underestimated how much that is, and I learned that maybe that is a tad too much to book in one week even if I love doing it. Transitioning between appointments isn’t the easiest thing to do and only goes smoothly if I have a student worker to help.

And now for my favorite things around the web this week:

When I grow up, I want to be Judith Clark. Lady is a fashion exhibition genius. That is all.

I’m pretty happy that the Smithsonian’s fashion blog, Threaded, is continuing its series on the flapper. This time, learn about the bob.

I’ve always been a bit skeptical of Fashion’s Night Out. According to Business of Fashion, the night was more of a money-sucking circus than an economy-boosting shopping event, and it is going on “hiatus” in the United States.

When I saw that Paola Antonelli of MoMA was on Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, I knew I had to watch. Paola is MoMA’s Architecture and Design senior curator. I quoted her in my masters thesis a number of times for her take on how to exhibit design in a museum. Watch and develop your own girl crush on her.


  1. Sandra says:

    Great collection of links. I always know that I will find something interesting here each Friday.

    Judith Clark is amazing! I had not heard of her before. And Paola – love that a MOMA curator is on a mainstream program.

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