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Fashion Culture: Fashion’s Role in Black Protest, 1863–1963

October 3, 2023 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

denim overall dress on a mannequin
Patrick Kelly, denim overalls dress, fall 1987, France, gift of Bjorn G. Amelan and Bill T. Jones, 2016.82.9

Join fashion historian and assistant professor at Parsons School of Design Jonathan Michael Square and MFIT associate curator Elizabeth Way for a conversation on the significance of fashion and self-presentation for Black Civil Rights leaders from the 19th century to the present.

This event is also part of the 1863–1963–2023 Project: Civil Rights in FIT’s Neighborhood, which documents the anniversaries of two pivotal events in U.S. civil rights history that took place near or on the FIT campus.

Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. However, reservations are strongly encouraged, as space is limited. See a full calendar of fall 2023 Fashion Culture Program events on the museum website.

This event is free and open to the public; REGISTER HERE


October 3, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY United States


The Museum at FIT
(212) 217-4558