history

Film

'the lavender scare' reminds us of an often forgotten time in u.s. history

i-D talks to Josh Howard, the director of the award-winning documentary, about the dangerous policies that put LGBTQ lives at risk and how we are still dealing with them today.
Erica Euse
6.7.19
Art

chase hall paints the intimate bonds between black jockeys and their horses

Exploring the complexities of America's racist past through the plight of its first black sports heroes.
Laura Pitcher
11.13.18
beauty week 2018

a brief history of guyliner

A male makeup love affair as old as time.
Emily Kirkpatrick
6.15.18
Fashion

the controversial american history of the canadian tuxedo

How did double denim go from a working class staple to a runway (and red carpet) hit?
Hannah Ongley
1.5.18
Fashion

dressing for life: the story of sardinian women who only ever wear one garment

The dresses are handmade in adolescence, and altered over a lifetime to serves as a secret code marking births, marriages and deaths.
Wendy Syfret
2.10.17
Rihanna

from marie antoinette to rihanna, the complex politics of corsets

We’re taking a look at the historical and social implications of the year’s favourite trend.
Wendy Syfret
10.3.16
Culture

photographing the long-haired, lovestruck students of 70s oxford

Paddy Summerfield’s new book, ‘The Oxford Pictures 1968-1978,’ captures the bittersweet aftermath of student debauchery, complete with new-dawn kisses, trailing feather boas, and the loneliness of growing up.
Alice Newell-Hanson
7.26.16
Fashion

​it’s reigning men: three centuries of menswear is on display in la

From uniformity to peacocking, as a new exhibition at LACMA opens we uncover the ways menswear has (and hasn't) changed over the years.
Dean Kissick
4.18.16
Fashion

how did bucket hats ever become a thing?

Charting the rise of an unlikely fashion icon, from 'The Royal Tenenbaums' to the runways, and Rihanna's 'Work.'
Alice Newell-Hanson
4.13.16
Fashion

a very colorful history of tie-dye, from woodstock to ‘wayne’s world’

How psychedelic DIY swirls became a symbol of the counterculture and a stoner staple.
Alice Newell-Hanson
3.16.16
Film

jenny bevan’s first oscar win was part of the weirdest fashion moment in TV history

In 1987 the Academy Awards decided it was finally time to sex-up the costume design nominations.
i-D Staff
3.1.16
Kim Kardashian

from couture clients to kim kardashian, a brief history of the #frow

As celebrity culture takes over, fashion’s focus has shifted from the catwalk to the front row. i-D looks into the history of style and drama in the industry’s most coveted seats.
Austen Leah Rosenfeld
3.16.15
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