Dress Like an Egyptian, an interview with Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell


Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell walks through the hypostyle hall of Karnak Temple in Egypt wearing a late 1910s jodhpur suit (adorned with a 1920s scarab brooch) with a vintage 1920s parasol. Photo: John Darnell.

This week we talk to Egyptologist--and vintage fashion aficionada-- Dr. Colleen Darnell about the role of clothing and artifice in the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.

Additional Reading

  • Darnell, John Coleman and Colleen Manassa. Tutankhamun’s Armies: Battle and Conquest During Ancient Egypt’s Late 18thDynasty. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
  • Hall, Rosalind. Egyptian Textiles. UK: Shire Publications, 1986.
  • Roehrig, Catharine, ed. Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005.