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March 2019

Fashion Culture: ‘Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco’

March 6 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

Poster for Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco. Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco is an electrifying documentary that follows fashion illustrator and FIT alumnus Antonio Lopez from New York to Paris between 1969 and 1973. Interviews with Bill Cunningham and Jessica Lange, archival footage, and Antonio’s own exuberant illustrations tell the story of this native of Puerto Rico, raised in the Bronx, who took the world of fashion illustration by storm. Alexander Joseph, Hue Magazine managing editor, will introduce the…

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Fashion Symposium: Exhibiting Fashion

March 8 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The Museum at FIT presents Exhibiting Fashion, its 21st academic symposium. This symposium will explore the history of fashion curating, the different ways fashion is displayed in museum settings, and how national and regional identities influence fashion exhibitions. The symposium is organized in conjunction with Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT, which commemorates the rich history of the museum, the site of more than 200 exhibitions since the 1970s. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.…

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Fashion Culture: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT: Fashion as Cultural Heritage

March 14 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

Roberto Cavalli, ensemble, embroidered denim and silk, spring 2003, Italy. As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration, The Museum at FIT invites you to this panel discussion about fashion museums, the fashion industry, and the cultural heritage of fashion. Panelists will include Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT; Professor Susan Scafidi, director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University; and moderator Felicia Caponigri, an American lawyer and PhD student at IMT School for Advanced Studies…

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Fashion Culture: ‘Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape’ with Homer Layne and Dorothea Mink

March 20 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

Cover of Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape, published by Spector Books. Photograph by Juan Ramos, courtesy of the Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, archive of Homer Layne. Join Dorothea Mink, professor of fashion design at the University of Arts, Bremen, and Homer Layne for a presentation of their fascinating book on Charles James. Layne—James’s assistant for almost a decade — and Mink analyze the great designer’s remarkable innovations, revealing what made his designs so special, and…

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Fashion Culture: ‘McQueen’

March 26 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haft Theater, Marvin Feldman Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Poster for McQueen, courtesy of Bleecker Street Media. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed and written by Peter Ettedgui, McQueen is a personal look at the extraordinary life, career, and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite catwalk visuals, and music, the documentary is an authentic celebration, a thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary and his colorful, often terrifying creations. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585,…

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April 2019

Fashion Culture: ‘Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era’ with Kimberly Alexander

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

Cover of Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era, courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. Join author Kimberly S. Alexander for a presentation of Treasures Afoot, her intriguing new book that interweaves biography and material culture with full-color photographs to tell how shoes were made, sold, and worn during the eighteenth century. Alexander traces the fortunes and misfortunes of wearers as their footwear was altered to accommodate poor health, flagging finances, and changing styles, raising fresh questions about everyday…

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Exhibition: Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT — Closes

April 20
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Installation view of Fashion & Surrealism (1987) featuring La Sirène dress by Charles James and "Lobster" dress by Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí. February 8–April 20, 2019 Founded in 1969 by the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Museum at FIT is a specialized fashion museum famous for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions. The museu m has been the site of more than 200 exhibitions since the 1970s, and Exhibitionism commemorates approximately 33 of the most influential of these, including Fashion and Surrealism (1987), a groundbreaking show that explored…

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May 2019

Exhibition: Fabric In Fashion — Closes

May 4
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Traina-Norell, “Indian sari” silk brocade dress, circa 1955, gift of Mildred Morton. December 4, 2018–May 4, 2019  Fabric In Fashion explores the role played by textiles in forming the silhouette in Western fashion over the last 250 years. The examination of textiles is often separated from that of the fashionable silhouette, yet historically, textiles were as important as the cut of clothing in keeping up with current fashion. This exhibition will delve into the mechanics of textiles, looking at how fibers…

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February 2020

Exhibition: Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse — Opens

February 7, 2020
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. 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 leading designers. Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse will illustrate the influence of classical ballet and…

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April 2020

Exhibition: Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse — Closes

April 18, 2020
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. 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 leading designers. Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse will illustrate the influence of classical ballet and…

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