The Cornell Fashion Collective & The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection: An Ongoing History

Blog post by Katie Williams ’20 From folding tables taped together to make a runway to a professional production and staged show, the Cornell Fashion Collective has transformed over the past 34 years. The Cornell Fashion Collective, formerly the Cornell Design League, is a student-run organization that was founded to provide members of the Cornell […]

The Power of a Winter Coat

Blog post by Amanda Dubin ’18 As all Cornell students and alumni know, surviving a harsh Ithaca winter is challenging. The streets are constantly covered in snow, which soon turns to slush and eventually freezes over into ice. Going to school in Ithaca, NY, it is no surprise that students pile on layers just to […]

A Dress to Remember

Blog post by Susan W. Greene, MA ’94 In the 1930s, Cornell University’s College of Home Economics received an amazing offer. The head of the Department of Textiles and Clothing, Professor Beulah Blackmore, was contacted by a Cornell alumna, Ida Langdon (MA 1910, PhD 1912) wondering whether the College would be interested in the Victorian […]

CCTC Research Assistant Profile: Amanda Dubin

The Cornell Costume & Textile Collection (CCTC) provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to be employed as research assistants, which allows them to contribute to the collection in many ways: they conduct original research, curate exhibitions, catalogue and accession new donations, assist with photography, database management, and conservation, provide social media content, help to arrange […]