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April 2020

POSTPONED: Fashion Culture: Fashion and Political Power

April 2 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

Robin Givhan photographed by Helayne Seidman. POSTPONED Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Robin Givhan will discuss the current relationship between fashion, politics, and power. Drawing on her experience as fashion critic for The Washington Post, Givhan will address such potent sartorial symbols as the MAGA hat, the Pussyhat, and the white suit. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is free and open to the public.

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POSTPONED: Fashion Culture: Fashion Victims: Dressing Up the Death Drive

April 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

Juergen Teller’s Nackt auf Sigmund Freuds Couch (Naked on Sigmund Freud’s Couch) (2006). POSTPONED If looks can kill, who is the victim in fashion? Scholars Patricia Gherovici and Jamieson Webster will engage in psychoanalytic readings of fashion. They will analyze fashion impulses from the phallic charm of Gucci to the suicide of Alexander McQueen, from the invention of new fads to fashion as art or creation as understood in the Lacanian notion of sinthome. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is…

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Exhibition: Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse — Closes

April 18
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Charles James ballgown, silk chiffon, satin, netting, and boning, 1954-1955, USA, gift of Robert Wells in memory of Lisa Kirk. The Museum at FIT is temporarily closed.  View the online exhibition here. February 7–April 18, 2020  Ballet took its place in the western pantheon of modern high culture during the interwar years of the twentieth century. The ballerina, the form’s most celebrated practitioner, blossomed into a revered figure of beauty and glamour, and her signature costume—the corseted tutu—inspired many of fashion’s…

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POSTPONED: Fashion Culture: Stefano Tonchi and Grazia D’Annunzio in Conversation About Power in Fashion

April 21 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Grazia d’Annunzio at the Paris, Capital of Fashion symposium at The Museum at FIT. POSTPONED Join Stefano Tonchi, former editor-in-chief of W Magazine, and former deputy director of Vogue Italia Grazia d’Annunzio as they discuss the power of military uniforms and their influence on high fashion. Tonchi is co-author of the book Uniform: Order and Disorder. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is free and open to the public.

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POSTPONED: Fashion Culture: Creative Entrepreneurship: How to Build an Ethical Impact Brand

April 23 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

Erika Massaquoi photographed by Dorothée Brand. POSTPONED Join designer and curator Erika Dalya Massaquoi, PhD, for a discussion of how she built a fashion brand, The OULA Company, that reflects the ethical motivations that are important to contemporary consumers. Massaquoi will discuss economic development, sustainability, and black fashion activism. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is free and open to the public.

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May 2020

POSTPONED: Fashion Culture: Dress Your Best Life

May 5 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

Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company. POSTPONED The author is an adjunct faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology who has been dubbed “the dress doctor” by The New York Times. In the book, Karen breaks down the psychology behind fashion for readers ready to harness its potential. A book signing will follow the event. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is free and open to the public.

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Exhibition: Power Mode — Closes

May 9
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Pyer Moss by Kerby Jean-Raymond, jacket, fall 2015, USA, gift of Pyer Moss. The Museum at FIT is temporarily closed.  View the online exhibition here. December 10, 2019–May 9, 2020  Power is part identity, part behavior, and part physicality. The way we outfit ourselves can play an outsized role in conveying power to others—whether it be the pink “pussy hats” at the 2017 Women’s March or the Cleveland Cavaliers’ coordinated Thom Browne suits during the 2018 NBA playoffs. However, power…

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Exhibition: Head to Toe — Opens

May 26
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, silk evening pumps and clutch, 1955-1959, France, gift of Arthur Schwartz. 79.169.6. May 26–November 21, 2020  Fashion and Textile History Gallery Head to Toe will explore approximately 200 years of women’s dress from 1800 to the early 21st century through the lens of accessories. Often the focus of fashion exhibitions are garments; however, accessories are integral components of the full ensemble and are important in communicating vital messages about the wearer. Over time accessories have become powerful tools…

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September 2020

Exhibition: Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion — Opens

September 10
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Charles James, debutante dress, 1937, USA, Gift of Mrs. John Hammond, 77.89.3. September 10, 2020–January 9, 2021 Special Exhibitions Gallery Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion presents the first socio-cultural examination of the rose in fashion. This flower can be dated back over 3 million years, and its broad geographic sweep is entwined with stories of trade, immigration, politics, religion, gender, food, beauty, and identity. It has been worshipped and reviled, and it is inextricably linked to perceptions of love. Not surprisingly, this…

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November 2020

Exhibition: Head to Toe — Closes

November 21
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, silk evening pumps and clutch, 1955-1959, France, gift of Arthur Schwartz. 79.169.6. May 26–November 21, 2020  Fashion and Textile History Gallery Head to Toe will explore approximately 200 years of women’s dress from 1800 to the early 21st century through the lens of accessories. Often the focus of fashion exhibitions are garments; however, accessories are integral components of the full ensemble and are important in communicating vital messages about the wearer. Over time accessories have become powerful tools…

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January 2021

Exhibition: Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion — Closes

January 9, 2021
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Charles James, debutante dress, 1937, USA, Gift of Mrs. John Hammond, 77.89.3. September 10, 2020–January 9, 2021 Special Exhibitions Gallery Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion presents the first socio-cultural examination of the rose in fashion. This flower can be dated back over 3 million years, and its broad geographic sweep is entwined with stories of trade, immigration, politics, religion, gender, food, beauty, and identity. It has been worshipped and reviled, and it is inextricably linked to perceptions of love. Not surprisingly, this…

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