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Jennifer Mower, PhD
CSA Series Editor
mower1j@cmich.edu
Jennifer Mower, Editor
In 2017, the CSA Series moved to its new home at The Kent State University Press. Inquiries and proposals for works on all subjects relating to the history and conservation of costume and adornment are welcome. Books chosen for publication will range from scholarly to general interest and vary widely in format, from primarily textual to highly illustrated.

Conservation Concerns in Fashion Collections

and | Filed under: Clothing & Costume, Costume Society of America, Education, Fashion History, Forthcoming
Conservation Concerns in Fashion Collections cover. Kent State University Press

Continuous innovation and experimentation with the materials used in constructing textiles, apparel, and accessories creates an ever-growing challenge for professional curators and collectors. Recognizing problematic fibers, dyes, finishes, and fabric and yarn constructions is crucial for maintaining objects’ appearance, minimizing deterioration, and isolating those that are potentially harmful to other objects.

 


Red, White, and Blue on the Runway

| Filed under: Clothing & Costume, Costume Society of America, Political Science & Politics, Recent Releases
Chrisman-Campbell Cover

On February 29, 1968, the White House hosted its first—and only—fashion show. At the time, the patriotic event was lauded by the press, and many predicted it would become an annual occasion, especially since fashion had grown to become the fourth largest industry in the United States, employing 1.4 million Americans, more than 80 percent of them women. But the social and political turmoil of that particular year—from the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy—cast a shadow over the festivities.

 



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