We’re (wall)covering #NYFW with this border that shows an overview of women’s fashion from 1700 to 1900.
The @cooperhewitt item is titled “Godey” for the Godey’s Lady’s Book, a pioneering Philadelphia magazine published between 1830 and 1898. During that time, it became the most successful magazine geared to women, publishing fashion plates and advice along with news, product endorsements, stories, and tips on managing a household and raising children.
The Schmitz-Horning Co. created the wallpaper border in 1947, drawing on a postwar nostalgia for the magazine’s era, and stretching as far back as the colonial woman on the far left. But the wallpaper shows the transformation of fashion—and how change is an inevitable part of culture—and reflects that some Americans’ complex attitudes toward their shifting world. #NYFashionWeek