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Checking In on Food, Fashion, and Gender: Researching for an Exhibition

November 2, 2023 at 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Lara Roessig
Lara Roessig.

The major exhibition Food & Fashion, on display at The Museum at FIT through November 26, explores the dynamic and exciting relationships between the two related topics. Co-curated by Melissa Marra-Alvarez, curator of education and research, and Elizabeth Way, associate curator of costume at MFIT, the exhibition features over 90 works, including garments, accessories, and textiles.

In this talk, Lara Roessig introduces the topic through the eyes of a researcher. Roessig works on the connections between food and fashion, focusing on patterns of discrimination and social injustice. As Fulbright Visiting Scholar she has researched for Food & Fashion at The Museum at FIT. In her research, Roessig, who studied at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in Germany and at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, focuses on popular culture, identity construction, sustainability, and gender performance.

This conversation is co-sponsored by the Art History and Museum Professions program and the Art History and Museum Professions Association.

This event is free and open to the public; seating is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Rita and Bruce Roberts Room, Feldman Center, Ninth Floor
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States


Alexander Nagel
(212) 217-4642