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FASHION _ Special Events at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology _Feb – March 2014

We Recommend that you register ASAP, as all events are quickly filled to capacity.

Fashion Culture Special Programs

Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.
Programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required for all events, as space is limited.


To RSVP: Register Online
You may also register by phone: 212.217.4585 or via email: museuminfo@fitnyc.edu
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Spring 2014 Special Programs

""Image courtesy of Desigual Branding A City: Barcelona and Fashion
Tuesday, February 11 | 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Gema Requena


Fashion brands can project the character and values of a city, so much so that, in a sense, fashion can become a city’s ambassador to the world. Join media expert Gema Requena and Borja Castresana, Director of Global Marketing and Communications of Desigual, for a lively discussion of how fashion can “brand” a locale, with particular attention paid to how fashion has bolstered the image of Barcelona, Spain, as a fashion-oriented metropolis.Organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Spain in New York

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Dressing Divinely: 1930s Hollywood Costume/Couture
Wednesday, February 26 | 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Scott F. Stoddart


Join Scott F. Stoddart, dean of FIT’s School of Liberal Arts and author of Analyzing Mad Men, as he examines the lives and the creations of Hollywood costume designers of the 1930s. Stoddart’s analysis reveals the close connection between the elegance created on screen by designers such as Adrian, Edith Head, and Muriel King, and the desires of the American middle class.

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Adrian, evening gown and cap worn by Joan Crawford in The Bride Wore Red, 1937
"" Film Screening: Narraciones
Monday, March 3 | 7:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Directed by Charo Mora


Narraciones is a visual survey of fashion films produced in Spain since the 1960s. It includes excerpts from documentaries and newsreels as well as short works by filmmakers such as Eugenio Recuenco and Daniel Riera. Charo Mora, creator of Narraciones, will introduce the film and share her insights on the history of fashion films from Spain and their impact on global fashion.Organized in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes

Part of the Hispanic-American Fashion Culture series.
See a listing of all events in this series on our Special Events page.

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"" I Am Dandy
Wednesday, March 5 | 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams


Photographer Rose Callahan and author Nathaniel Adams will lead a panel discussion of their book, I Am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman, joined by contemporary practitioners of the dandy aesthetic, including Dr. Andre Churchwell and Simon Doonan. The panel will be moderated by G. Bruce Boyer, co-curator of the MFIT exhibition, Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s.

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Photograph: Rose Callahan
"" The Science of Trend Forecasting
Wednesday, March 12 | 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Saul Lopez Silva


Join Saul Lopez Silva of WGSN (the Worth Global Style Network), the world’s preeminent trend forecaster, as he reveals the science behind predicting fashion and design trends for a billion-dollar industry that depends upon the ever-changing tastes of consumers.

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Image courtesy of WGSN
"" Photograph: Jay Marroquin
Courtesy of Ricardo Seco
Latin American Fashion
Tuesday, March 18 | 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Yliana Yepez, Angel Sanchez, Paula Mendoza, and Ricardo Seco


Join Colombian jewelry designer Paula Mendoza, Venezuelan accessories designer Yliana Yepez, Mexican menswear designer Ricardo Seco, and Venezuelan fashion designer Angel Sanchez to discuss the current fashion scene in Latin America, how these designers have inserted their brands into the United States, and the importance of local and global perspectives in fashion.Organized in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes

Part of the Hispanic-American Fashion Culture series.
See a listing of all events in this series on our Special Events page.

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"" Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years
Tuesday, March 25 | 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Alexander Vreeland and Reed Vreeland  

 


Diana Vreeland’s son and grandson will present their new book, an extraordinary compilation of Vreeland’s personal correspondence. Works by photographers such as Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton illustrate letters that reveal her boundless imagination and prescience, while her communications with designers offer the reader an intimate education in fashion.

A book signing will follow the presentation.

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"" Luca and Mariano Rubinacci in Conversation with G. Bruce Boyer
Wednesday, March 26 | 6:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Join Mariano and Luca Rubinacci for a discussion of the Neapolitan school of tailoring. The House of Rubinacci is considered the most important and famous practitioner of the art of tailoring in the world. Over the years, the firm has counted notables such as Vittorio De Sica, Terence Stamp, and Bryan Ferry among its clientele. G. Bruce Boyer is a menswear expert, writer, and editor, and a curator of the MFIT exhibition, Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s.

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London House, classic Neapolitan jacket,
silk tussah, 1930s.
"" The High Cost of Cheap Fashion
Thursday, March 27 | 6:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Elizabeth Cline and Sass Brown
Moderated by Ariele Elia and Emma McClendon


Sass Brown, acting assistant dean for the School of Art and Design at FIT, and journalist and author Elizabeth Cline will discuss how fast fashion affects not only the fashion industry but also the environment. They will also trace the development of cheap fashion, considering its ramifications and issues that have been raised by its emergence.

A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Photo: Keri Wiginton

Talk and Tours

Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
Monday, February 24 | 6:00 pm – SOLD OUT
Monday, March 31 | 6:00 pm – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, April 9 | 10:30 am – SOLD OUT

 

Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s celebrates innovative and beautifully designed fashions made by the era’s finest dressmakers, who combined cutting-edge technology and fine hand-craftsmanship to forge a truly modern aesthetic. Curated by Patricia Mears and G. Bruce Boyer. Join G. Bruce Boyer for a guided tour of the exhibition.

Vionnet, evening dress, orange cotton and silk
crepe de chine, c. 1932, France.
Trend-ology
Wednesday, February 19 | 10:30 am – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, March 19 | 10:30 am – SOLD OUT
Monday, April 28 | 6:00 pm – SOLD OUT     

 

With trend forecasting now an integral part of the fashion system, Trend-ology examines more than 100 objects from MFIT’s permanent collection to investigate how fashion trends emerge and change, with constant shifts in print, color, material, embellishment, and silhouette.

Chanel. Necklace, gold-plated metal, Fall 1991. Suit, pink wool, synthetic tweed, and white cotton, Spring 1994. Belt, gold-plated metal, 1988. Bag, navy quilted leather and brass, c.1992. France
Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket
Wednesday, March 12 | 10:30 am – SOLD OUT
Monday, March 24 | 6:00 pm – SOLD OUT      

 

Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket examines high-fashion interpretations of this familiar, utilitarian garment. Organized by graduate students in FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies program, the exhibition explores the biker jacket in its many forms, from military uniform to subcultural fashion statement.

Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons,
ensemble, spring 2005, Japan.
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