A Column on Raincoast

When Sandra at Raincoast Creative Salon asked me to write a column on fashion-history game changers, I jumped at the chance. I’ll be writing two posts a month from October to December for her blog in a series titled “Fashion One-Oh-One.” And today, I’m really excited that the first post is up.

The Marriage of Queen Victoria, 10 February 1840, by Sir George Hayter, 1842, from the Royal Collection Trust

For the first column, I began with Queen Victoria’s wedding dress. I thought it would be a great place to start — many people know that Victoria set the white-wedding dress tradition, but they probably don’t know why and how that caught on. So head over and find out!

And if you are coming over from Raincoast Creative Salon, welcome! I’m happy to have you here. The Hourglass Files is a mix of historical and contemporary fashion, personal style, art, design, and a bit about my life. If you’re looking for more posts on fashion history, may I point you to the historic fashion tag. And I love discussions and questions, so please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.