Sunday, April 3, 2011
One hundred years after the Triangle Waist Company fire, the fashion that employed small armies of seamstresses at the turn of the last century endures.
The American shirtwaist was a trend that, quite literally, had legs. This brash but sensible pairing of tailored shirt and skirt offered a glimpse of the ankles, which was as rare in its day as it was freeing.
Designed for utility, the style was embraced at the turn of the 20th century by legions of young women who preferred its hiked hemline and unfettered curves to the confining, street-sweeping dresses that had hobbled their mothers and aunts.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
from Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, 215 Heyward St., Brooklyn, NY 11206
Principal: HOWARD FINEMAN
Asst. Principal: John Agnello
Posted by David Ballela at 7:25 AM