Appel à communication : « Franco-German exchanges in fashion »

Karl-Lagerfeld-chez-Jean-Patou-en-1959The IHTP Seminar on Dress History lead by Maude Bass-Krueger and Sophie Kurkdjian, in collaboration with Adelheid Rasche (Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek, Kunstbibliothek, Berlin), is organizing two study days on Franco-German exchanges in fashion. Scheduled for early Summer and early Fall 2016, these study days will allow us to diversify our approach to fashion history and enrich our understanding of the “connected history” between these two countries by looking at their intwoven networks of people, ideas, and techniques.

We welcome proposals on the following topics (this list is not exhaustive):

– German couturiers and stylists in Paris (Gustave Beer, Christoph Drecoll, Ré Soupault, Yorn, Karl Lagerfeld, Lutz Hülle…) // French couturiers in Germany

– German artists in France (fashion illustrators & photographers such as Willy Maywald, Regi Relang, Trude Rein, Peter Lindbergh) // French artists in Germany (fashion illustrators & photographers)

– German fashion magazines (Der Bazar, German Vogue…)
French fashions in German magazines // German fashions in French magazines

– German libraries and archives and their collections of French dress history and graphic arts // French libraries and archives and their collections of German dress history and graphic arts

– German fashions archived in French museums // French fashions archived in German museums

– German publications on French dress history // French publications on German dress history

Please send us a short résumé (150 words) and a CV in French or in English before September 20, 2015. Proposals can be sent to Maude Bass-Krueger and Sophie Kurkdjian :

*Contact: Maude Bass-Krueger & Sophie Kurkdjian

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