Articles by Emily Spivack
As this old newspaper ad supplement shows, in the heydey of synthetic knits, DuPont advanced its chemically made fibers as a key to "Better Living"
For decades, Ivory sold itself as the suds that made legwear last longer
As models flaunt designer wear during fashion week, a subway rider imparts her own bold style
A back "seam" drawn with an eyebrow pencil topped off the resourceful fashion effect
Since the mid-1940s, models of perfection in designer clothes have graced Manhattan runways every autumn
As hemlines rose, DuPont's wonder fabric was a sensation among women. But during WWII, it was needed for parachutes
A look at how artists spent their summer vacations—at the beach
The astronaut's lunar outfit was designed by the women's bra manufacturer and inspired a series of space age fashions
In 1971, the eye-popping short shorts fad caught the attention of pop singers
Today the French fashion designer's observations seem wise, clever or amusingly dated
With her magazine, the longtime editor sold sex as well as the latest, often provocative fashions
With the '80s and '90s status-symbol clothing a bargain on eBay, the Brooklyn artist buys, disassembles and reconstructs them to make abstract "paintings"
The photos tell the story here, as Team USA has always had an eccentric taste in its uniforms
Vintage styles cycle in and out of favor among medal-winning racers
With a watercolor sketchbook guide, Adolf Konrad drew on his talents to record his belongings
Johnson liked his Haggar slacks slack—and colorfully described a special custom-cut
Important Native American artifact seen in Smithsonian portrait fetches $877,500 at Nevada auction
Though in tatters, the undergarment looks thoroughly modern. But was it comfortable!?
In Leanne Shapton's Swimming Studies "Bathing" chapter, there's a story behind every suit
The department store chain's visionary executive beat the competition in exotic fashion flair