Come to the CSA Western Region Conference for the papers! (Details)


I’m excited for the upcoming Costume Society of America Western Region conference (October 10-12 in Portland, OR). You can still register (through October 1). The paper presentations have just been announced and will include:

  • From Rice paddies to Parisian Runways: Issey Miyake’s Revival and Reinvention of Traditional Japanese Peasant Textiles by Brenna Barks (Worn Through and CSA Western Region board member)
  • Queering the Costume Collection: Collecting and Displaying GLBTQ style in a Regional History Museum by Clara Berg
  • The Michael Arnaud Fashion Photography Archive by Meghan Hanson (of FIDM Museum)
  • WPA Sewing Rooms in the Pacific Northwest, 1935 to 1943: Developing a Regional Study by Jennifer M. Mower
  • Convergence of Clothing Cultures: From 20th Century Streets (1940’s to 1980’s) to 21st Century Runways by Linda Florence PhD
  • Fashioning the Weil West: the Influence of Rockmount Ranch Wear Manufacturing Company  by Ilana Winter
  • Romaine Brooks and the Amazons in the Drawing Room: The Tuxedo Deconstructing Gender by JoAnn Stabb (UC Davis professor emeritus)

*Women at work in a WPA sewing room.

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