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Tailored Titles Ink.

Fashion History Museum's Virtual Book Club

On the first Thursday every month, our book club meets to discuss the month's book selection. The books always have some fashion angle. Sometimes fiction, sometimes non-fiction, but always a worthy read.

 

If you would like to join the book club, please email Rachel:
rachelb@fashionhistorymuseum.com

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"I love connecting with other people from across the country who are equally passionate about books and fashion! Rachel's research and presentations always enhance the reading experience and the social aspect of the groupdiscussing everything from Dior to apronscreates a cozy community."
— Marian

Currently reading
July 1 - July 25, 2024

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Title

Author

Length

Description 

Book Club

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre

Dana Thomas

​338 pages

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre documents how designer goods have been transformed by a shift from exclusive distribution practices by quality-minded family businesses to mass production by profit-minded big corporations, revealing the secrets of top designers while examining the ways in which today's methods have had a negative impact.

Thursday, July 25, 2024 (via Zoom)

Coming up next
August 1 - September 5, 2024

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Title

Author

Length

Description 

Book Club

The Dress Diary of Mrs Anne Sykes:

Secrets from a Victorian Woman's Wardrobe

Kate Strasdin

​320 pages

In 1838, a young woman was given a diary on her wedding day. Collecting snippets of fabric from a range of garments - some her own, others donated by family and friends - she carefully annotated each one, creating a unique record of their lives. Her name was Mrs Anne Sykes. Nearly two hundred years later, the diary fell into the hands of Kate Strasdin, a fashion historian and museum curator. Using her expertise, Strasdin spent the next six years unraveling the secrets contained within the album's pages, and the lives of the people within.

Thursday, September 5, 2024 (via Zoom)

Previous selections
January 2022 - present

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