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October 2020

Fashion Culture Online Event: Fashion and Political Power with Robin Givhan

October 27 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Robin GivhanPhoto Credit: Helayne Seidman 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. Join us for Q&A during the YouTube premiere of this prerecorded event. About Fashion Culture Programs The Museum at FIT’s fall Fashion Culture programs have moved online! All programs will premiere on the museum’s YouTube channel…

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November 2020

Fashion Culture Online Event: Jeffrey Gibson and Korina Emmerich in Conversation

November 5 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In a conversation moderated by Regan de Loggans (Mississippi Choctaw), Jeffrey Gibson and Korina Emmerich will discuss Native American fashion design. Gibson is an award-winning Choctaw-Cherokee artist, whose work combines traditional Native American elements with contemporary references. Emmerich is the founder of EMME, a fashion brand, which reflects her indigenous heritage stemming from the Coast Salish territory, Puyallup tribe. Join us for Q&A during the YouTube premiere of this prerecorded event. About Fashion Culture Programs The Museum at FIT’s fall…

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Fashion Culture Online Event: Lauren Fay in conversation with Ronald Van Der Kemp

November 12 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join couture designer Ronald van der Kemp and The New Fashion Initiative founder Lauren B. Fay who will discuss van der Kemp's career and his devotion to craftsmanship, upcycling and reducing waste in fashion. Ronald van der Kemp is a Dutch fashion designer and founder of demi-couture fashion house RVDK, his namesake label, which shows at Paris Couture week and uses exclusively upcycled fabric. Lauren Fay has spent her career committed to improving sustainability, transparency and accountability in the fashion industry. The New Fashion Initiative (TNFI)…

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Fashion Culture Online Event: Fashion Victims: Dressing Up the Death Drive with Patricia Gherovici and Jamieson Webster

November 17 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Photo: Juergen Teller’s Nackt auf Sigmund Freuds Couch (Naked on Sigmund Freud’s Couch) (2006) 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. Join us for Q&A during the YouTube…

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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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