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September 2017

Fashion Culture: The Sari Series: An Anthology of Drape

September 28 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall, Conference Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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Bon Duke, Gochi Kattu Sari Drape—Andhra Pradesh, India. Join Malika Verma Kashyap, founder of the digital publication Border&Fall, and textile designer Sanjay Garg for a lively discussion on the diversity, versatility, and various perceptions of India's incredible garment, the sari. The presentation will include a series of short independent films on the sari, as well a selection of regional "how to drape" videos. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call 212 217.4585, or…

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October 2017

Fashion, Science, and Exploration Symposium

October 10 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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Photograph by John Cowan, 1964. © The John Cowan Archive. The Museum at FIT presents its 18th academic symposium, Fashion, Science, and Exploration. This daylong event explores the impact of scientific thought on fashion in conjunction with two current MFIT exhibitions Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme and Force of Nature. Speakers will delve into the influence of thinkers such as Charles Darwin, the history of exploration, the social implications of fur, and how environmental concerns are manifested in fashion and the…

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Fashion Culture: Paris Fashion: A Cultural History

October 17 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States
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Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT, presents an in-depth look at the new edition of her book Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. First published in 1988, this revised and expanded work explores the reasons Paris is considered the capital of fashion. A book signing will follow the presentation. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call 212 217.4585, or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

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November 2017

Fashion Culture: Maria Cornejo: Zero

November 16 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States
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Maria Cornejo joins Museum at FIT Deputy Director Patricia Mears for a presentation of the new book Maria Cornejo: Zero, an intimate look at Cornejo's design processes and inspirations. Archival images of Tilda Swinton, Cindy Sherman, and Michelle Obama, as well as new pictures by fashion photographer Mark Borthwick, capture the femininity and artful minimalism of her designs. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call 212 217.4585, or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

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Exhibition: Force of Nature — Closes

November 18
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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Alexander McQueen, Plato’s Atlantis collection, Spring 2010, England, museum purchase. Force of Nature examines how the beauty and complexity of the natural world have inspired fashion designers for centuries. The exhibition places more than 75 objects from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection, dating from the 18th century to the present, within a context of period philosophies and scientific literature in order to demonstrate the deep interconnectedness between fashion and nature. An enthusiasm for country life is represented with a…

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Fashion Culture: Calvin Klein in Conversation with Valerie Steele

November 30 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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© Steven Klein. Join internationally renowned fashion designer Calvin Klein and Museum at FIT Director Valerie Steele as they present a unique new book that captures all the elegance, provocation, and modernism of the Calvin Klein aesthetic, vividly portrayed in images by world-famous photographers such as Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, and featuring iconic fashion models from Christy Turlington to Kate Moss. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call 212 217.4585, or email…

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December 2017

Fashion Culture: Une Femme Française

December 6 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States
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Join fashion designer Catherine Malandrino and MFIT Director Valerie Steele as they discuss Malandrino's new book, Une Femme Française, in which this Frenchwoman who has lived and worked in the United States for 30 years reveals to an American audience secrets of the nonchalant style and grace of French women.  A book signing will follow the presentation. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call 212 217.4585, or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

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January 2018

Exhibition: Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme — Closes

January 6, 2018
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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John Cowan for Vogue, November 1964. Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme traces a few of the most challenging forms of human exploration and looks at how the clothes made for survival in these environments found their way into high fashion. Types of expeditions will include deep sea, polar navigation, mountain climbing, treks through the extreme tropical and arid environments, and even travel to outer space. Four major types of clothing will constitute the majority of the exhibition: indigenous clothing such as…

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