Jacki Lyden http://tspr.org en A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway http://tspr.org/post/modern-twist-mexican-tradition-hits-runway In a small shed in Tenancingo, Mexico, partly open to the sky, about a half-dozen men stand behind huge wooden looms. They pedal side-by-side, their churning feet making a beautiful harmony as they craft handmade <em>rebozos.</em><p><em>Rebozos</em>,<em> </em>long rectangular shawls that came into style in Mexico in the 16th century, and the <em>huipil, </em>a woven and embroidered blouse or dress of pre-Columbian origin, are the main elements of Mexican traditional dress.<p>Today <em>rebozos</em> and <em>huipiles</em> bridge the past and future of Mexican garments. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 55667 at http://tspr.org A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met http://tspr.org/post/art-lost-american-couturier-display-met Thursday in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art officially reopens its fashion galleries after a $40 million, two-year renovation.<p>Named for <em>Vogue</em> magazine's editor, the Anna Wintour Costume Center features an inaugural exhibit of the work of Charles James, a flamboyant designer considered America's first couturier. Thu, 08 May 2014 09:15:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 52836 at http://tspr.org The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met 'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar http://tspr.org/post/baby-jane-holzers-flight-high-society-warhol-superstar <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmW4zME8n3o</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 49870 at http://tspr.org 'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk http://tspr.org/post/ebony-fashion-fair-changing-history-catwalk The Johnson Publishing Company, and its flagship publication, <em>Ebony Magazine,</em> helped to fashion the black middle-class in America for five decades. For 50 years, from 1958 until 2009, the Ebony Fashion Fair traversed the country.<p>The coast-to-coast show was a pageant of haute couture that created aspirations wherever it went. It was a rite of passage for black women, who flocked to it. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:14:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 48402 at http://tspr.org The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools http://tspr.org/post/violence-abroad-threatens-students-do-guns-us-schools Last year, there were more than two-dozen shootings on or near college campuses in the United States. This past Tuesday, that number went up, with <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=265259128">the fatal shooting of a student at Purdue University</a>. Then Friday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/25/266014201/suspect-arrested-charged-in-fatal-campus-shooting">a fatal shooting at South Carolina State University</a>. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:06:00 +0000 Jacki Lyden 47315 at http://tspr.org Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools