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Fashion Culture Online Event: Byron Lars in Conversation with Valerie Steele

October 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

model wearing Byron Lars designed clothingFashion designer Byron Lars is beloved by celebrity A-listers, including Natalie Portman and Taylor Swift, and by notable figures such as Michelle Obama for his style “mash-ups,” which is an integral part of his design DNA. Lars and MFIT’s Director and Chief Curator Dr. Valerie Steele discuss his career, which started in 1991 with a small collection of sportswear focusing on what he referred to as “twisted American classics.” In 2020, Lars partnered with longtime colleague Sheila Gray to found IN EARNEST, a newly established iteration of the firmly established clothing brand. By definition, the new name means “occurring to a greater extent or more intensely than before,” so it makes sense that “IN EARNEST” is also the brand’s credo.

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The Museum at FIT’s fall Fashion Culture programs are offered online. All programs will premiere on the museum’s YouTube channel at 6 pm on the designated day. Please subscribe to the channel for information about future events.

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October 28, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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