Assiut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

July 27, 2015

The venerable New York institution The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has a vast collection of textiles, clothing and accessory pieces in their collection.  In 1946, The Metropolitan incorporated the old Museum of Costume Art as a curatorial department, renaming it the Costume Institute. In January 2009, The Brooklyn Museum transferred its costume collection to the Met. […]

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“The Cloth of Egypt: All About Assiut” is Done!

November 5, 2014

I’m so pleased to announce that my book, The Cloth of Egypt: All About Assiut is now available for sale for the introductory price of $29.95.   When the book is available on in late November, it will retail for $34.99. Thank you all for sharing this amazing journey from concept to finished product! […]

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Pinterest and Assiut – A Love Affair

September 1, 2014

Hello Gang! I love Pinterest! I find it to be an exceptional tool for both research and design. It gives the user the ability to save not only a link, but the key image as well. You have the power to annotate the image, share it with friends near and far, or in private. As […]

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Vintage Assiut Fix – Poster of Hedy Lamarr as Delilah

August 1, 2014

Need a dash of vintage assiut to decorate your room?  Cannot afford antique textiles?  Well, here’s a fantastic compromise, buy a poster! In 1949, Hedy Lamarr starred in the film Sampson and Delilah, and wore a drop dead gorgeous assiut ensemble designed by Oscar award winning costumer, Edith Head. This dress made a stir at […]

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Assiut in High Fashion: Etro Collection – Spring 2014

December 12, 2013

Assiut makes a splash on the high-fashion runway in the Etro spring 2014 collection during fashion week in Milan. Designed by Veronica Etro and inspired by vintage photos from her family’s Bohemian past, her collection includes beautiful silk floral and paisley prints the Italian design house known for.  These luxurious silk is paired with the drape […]

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