The Lost Art of Dress draws on Professor Pski's own collection of over 700 dress and sewing manuals dating from the early 1900s, as well as work in archives and libraries.
A skilled dressmaker from a long line of sewing women, she recreated garments from every decade of the 20th Century, including the One-Hour dress that swept the nation in the 1920s, and the Dishtowel dress, a bad idea from the 1970s.
In 2018, she presented her research on how American girls and women learned and forgot how to sew to both the Costume Society of American and to the Society for the History of Technology.
Linda Przybyszewski, PhD
The Lost Art Of Dress will spark talk at your book club.
You can request the book excerpt and suggestions for
discussion questions to get the conversation started.
Watch "CBS Sunday Morning" when Nancy Giles
talked with Professor Pski about her seminar
called "Nation of Slobs."
Professor Pski talked dress codes, and prom dresses,
and why young women no longer learn how to dress up
with Olga Khazanof The Atlantic.com. Read the story here.
Read Professor Pski's interview with Michelle DelCarlo
on fashion design as a form of invention at the
Lemelson Center blog.
Listen to Diane Rehm and Professor Pski
talk about the lost art of dress.
Listen to Professor Pski talk about the Dress Doctors
on Backstory with the American History Guys.
Why do Americans wear Uggs all the time?
Read the answer here.
Learn about the 1960s fashion revolution for men
and women on "Mad Men" as Professor Pski
talks with Ann Hoevel of CNN.com
Follow Professor Pski's blog on Tumblr. She writes on fashion and dressmaking, vintage and modern.