Stories by Victoria Pass
Fashion designers Earle Bannister, Ella Pritsker, Stephen Wise, and Natalie Karyl

The lesson from these designers is that by dressing to please ourselves, we will naturally feel powerful.

History shows that significant shifts tend to happen in the wake of crisis

Perhaps as consumer spending decreases and as stores close and shipping slows, we are forced to think more about where the stuff we buy actually comes from and the many people involved in getting it to us.

An Interview with Alexandra Deutsch

While many of the garments come from Maryland’s wealthier classes, there are plenty that tell everyday stories about fashion history and why we wear what we wear.  

If you have never encountered the concept of camp before, but saw some of the pictures of what the glitterati were wearing to the Met Gala, you might be forgiven for thinking it had something to do with ruffles, feathers, and general absurdity in fashion.