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Jonathan Faiers on Fur

Published: 29 January 2018
Johnny Guitar Watson album cover
Johnny Guitar Watson with fur-clad fans for the cover of his 1977 album A Real Mother for Ya.

WLRG Co-director, Professor Jonathan Faiers, has written a blog post about fur for the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), New York.

In the article, entitled 'Fur, Funk, Fame and Fear', Faiers talks about the history of fur and how it is tied into popular culture, sociologically, economically, and controversially.

You can read the full article at

The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is one of a select group of specialized fashion museums, including the Muse de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda. The mission of the Museum is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, programs and publications.

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