Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, delivered the keynote speech at II Coloquio de Investigadores en Textil y Moda (the Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion) titled “Nombres en la sombra.” The colloquium was held Nov. 21 and 22 at the Design Museum in Barcelona in conjunction with the Fundacio Historia del Disseny.
Steele’s keynote addressed recent and emerging issues in fashion studies, focusing on exhibitions. Historically, fashion exhibitions tend to be chronological or retrospective narratives by large individual designers. However, there are many other important aspects that are set aside. Her talk, “Deconstructing the Canon,” was delivered in English, with simultaneous translation.
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