The Lost Art of Dress tells the story of the women who taught Americans how to dress beautifully, efficiently, and thriftily for the 20th Century. The Dress Doctors offered advice on radio broadcasts, at women's clubs, and in magazines. They enlisted the federal government in their efforts through the Bureau of Home Economics. Millions of girls read their books in home economics classes and 4-H clothing clubs. But the Dress Doctors came under attack in the 1960s, and their lessons were lost. Until now.
From Basic Books
Read the Notre Dame Magazine feature article on the project.
Ohio Supreme Court
Watch Professor Pski tell the story of the Cincinnati Bible War that began in 1869.
Blog at Tumblr
See what Professor Pski has to say about the lost art of Dress
CBS Sunday Morning
Watch Professor Pski and Nancy Giles talk about how Americans lost the art of dress. The dress she's wearing is a pattern from the 1930s.
Learn more about the History Department where Professor Pski teaches.
Linda Przybyszewski, PhD
Historian of U.S. Law, Culture, and Dress