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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

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October 2017

Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Monica Youn

October 12 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States
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  Poet Monica Youn will read from her work followed by a brief Q&A and book signing, courtesy of Barnes & Noble at FIT bookstore. Monica Youn is the author of three books of poetry, most recently BLACKACRE (2016), which won the William Carlos Williams Award (judged by Robin Coste Lewis). It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Open Book Award and longlisted for the National Book Award, as well as being…

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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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Presidential Scholars Colloquium: The Secret Trio

October 18 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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The Secret Trio is an instrumental group made up of three musicians: Ismail Lumanovski (clarinet), Tamer Pinarbasi (kanun) and Ara Dinkjian (oud). Their music has united their cultural diversity (Ara is Armenian, Tamer is Turkish and Ismail is Macedonian.) They called their group The Secret Trio because they focus on music that musicians played just for themselves. Now they are letting others in on their secret. This event is sponsored by the Presidential Scholars honors program. This event is only…

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November 2017

Fashion Culture Film Screening: Unzipped

November 7 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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Promotional image from Unzipped. The Museum at FIT will screen the 1995 documentary Unzipped, directed by Douglas Keeve. Unzipped presents a behind-the-scenes look at acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi, whose work is featured in one of the museum's current exhibitions, Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme. Patricia Mears, curator of Expedition, will introduce the film. 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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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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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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