Senior Profile: Allie Malakoff

Allie Malakoff ’20 has worked as a research assistant in the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection since the fall of her freshman year in 2016. She is majoring in Fashion Design Management and looks forward to working in the fashion industry. She is a member of Delta Gamma and has modeled for her sorority sister […]

The Resurgence of Home Sewing

Blog post by Juliana daRoza ’22. With frontline workers in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) of all kinds, people across the globe have come together to collect and make these much-needed supplies. In the fashion world, designer Christian Siriano has been making masks and Pyer Moss has transformed offices into a donation center for […]

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 […]