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Lasell Catalogue of Artistry in Fashion

The Lasell Catalogue of Artistry in Fashion, supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, is an online multimedia educational resource highlighting significant techniques in fashion design. In collaboration with the former American Textile History Museum, Lasell College's fashion department developed the Catalogue by the following categories: Fur, Embroidery, Couture Techniques and Millinery. Vintage and contemporary examples of innovative and striking designs are showcased to highlight the artistry of each classification. A series of museum-quality photographs detail the art and craft involved, while three-dimensional imagery, video demonstrations, and interviews with current artists bring the Catalogue to life.

The Lasell Catalogue of Artistry in Fashion provides an interactive timeline of designer reviews.

Fur is one of the oldest materials utilized in body covers. Its evolution into the luxury market provides designers with a visually stunning and inspirational medium from which to create versatile and wearable garments.
Haute couture refers to clothing that is custom made by hand. Couture pieces display the finest sewing techniques, exquisite fabrications, and the creator's artistic vision.
"Many fashion trends seem to be heavily focused on the little details, specifically, embellishment. Embroidery in particular is especially alluring; there are a wide variety of techniques that are associated with this craft, and it is suited for nearly any kind of raw material, so long as it can be spun into thread." -Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum
"A hat is not just a hat. A hat is the expression of a woman's soul." -Lilly Daché.
Millinery is a timeless accessory of fashion and the finishing touch associated with many great ensembles.


Special Thanks:

Jen Hughes, Design Specialist National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
Mary Shields, Government Relations, Washington, DC
Alana Buckner, Professional Grant Writer, Washington, DC
David Holroyd and the team at Ecast Productions, Brighton, MA
Jonathan Stevens, President and CEO of the former American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA
Karen Herbaugh, Curator of the former American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA
Kenneth King, Fashion Designer, Manhattan, NY
Penn & Fletcher, Long Island City, NY
Suphi Furs, Watertown, MA
Galvin-ized Headwear, Boston, MA
John DiStefano, Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA