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Eicher's Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion receives Dartmouth Medal

The Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (Oxford University Press), edited by Joanne B. Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design), has received the 2011 Dartmouth Medal by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). The encyclopedia, as well as its online component Berg Fashion Library, was selected for its extensive and outstanding multidisciplinary coverage of dress, fashion and its impact on society. The Dartmouth Medal is awarded by RUSA, a division of the American Library Association, and honors the creation of a reference work of outstanding quality and significance.

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Eicher interview in Pioneer Press

Joanne Eicher: Encyclopedia of World Dress and FashionJoanne Eicher (Regents professor emerita, Apparel Design) was interviewed by Allison Kaplan for the Pioneer Press about the upcoming Creating the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion event. Eicher is the editor-in-chief for the project and she and others involved in the project will share stories about the creation of the first comprehensive reference that explores all aspects of dress and fashion. The event takes place Friday, October 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall. The event is free but registration is required.

Kaplan’s brief interview ranges from Eicher’s interest in how we dress (“You make decisions about how you look by design or default”) to her take on Crocs (“They’re a lot different than a finely crafted, hand-stitched leather shoe”).

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