Aloha Shirts

Blog post by Georgia Hausmann ’21. It is not uncommon to see a plethora of viscose or cotton-polyester Aloha or Hawaiian-style shirts on the way to the beach, or when walking into the resort section of a clothing store. In fact, I would say it’s a common sight. I once loved digging through boxes of […]

Fashion & Feathers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 24, 2019 Contact: costume@cornell.edu Location: Human Ecology Building, Level T Display Cases Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekends when Cornell University is open. Free and open to the public. Ithaca, N.Y. – A new exhibition, Fashion & Feathers, will explore the complex and nebulous space […]

Apply for the Charlotte A. Jirousek Research Fellowship in the CCTC – 2019-2020

Attention Cornell Students: Apply for the Charlotte A. Jirousek Research Fellowship in the Cornell Costume & Textile Collection! The late Dr. Charlotte Jirousek, former curator of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection (CCTC) and Associate Professor in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, was passionate about integrating the CCTC into the educational experience […]

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 […]

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 […]