Spring 2016 Fashion and Culture Events at the Museum at FIT

Events at the Museum at FIT
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This spring, the Museum at FIT has a line up of incredible fashion and culture events in conjunction with their Fairy Tale Fashion, Denim: Fashion’s Frontier and the Women of Harpers Bazaar exhibitions. Fern Mallis, Becca McCharen of Chromat and Marcus Wainwright and David Neville rag & bone are just some of the highlights.

Check out the list of free talks and lectures:


 

Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis

Tuesday, March 1 | 6pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Meet Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week. Her new book, Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis, presents 19 interviews with American fashion luminaries—such as Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford—from her ongoing series of conversations at New York’s prestigious 92nd Street Y.


Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers

Teri Agins

Tuesday, March 8 | 6pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Wall Street Journal fashion reporter Teri Agins presents her new book, Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers, a witty look at the trend of major celebrities—such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez—and pop, sports, and reality-show stars leveraging their fame to front their own fashion brands.


21st-century Denim

Kara Nicholas, Andrew Olah, Jeffrey Silberman, and Emma McClendon

Thursday, March 10 | 6pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join Kara Nicholas, archivist at the legendary Cone Mills, denim industry veteran Andrew Olah, FIT Professor Jeffrey Silberman, and Emma McClendon, curator of the MFIT exhibition Denim: Fashion’s Frontier, for a panel discussion on the current state of the denim industry and where it is heading in the 21st century.


 

Collaboration in Fashion

Charlotte Cowles, Becca McCharen, and Christian Stroble

Wednesday, March 30 | 6pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join fashion industry leaders Charlotte Cowles, senior features editor of Harper’s Bazaar; Becca McCharen, founder of the futuristic fashion line Chromat; and stylist Christian Stroble for a discussion of the many ways that collaboration inspires and enriches their work.

Organized in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies and the exhibition The Women of Harper’s Bazaar, 1936–1958.


 

Fairy Tale Imagery

Natalie Frank, Kirsty Mitchell, and Colleen Hill

Thursday, March 31 | 6pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Conference Center at FIT

Visual artists Natalie Frank and Kirsty Mitchell join Colleen Hill, curator of the MFIT exhibitionFairy Tale Fashion, to discuss the use of fairy tale imagery their work. Frank’s recent exhibition, The Brothers Grimm, featured 25 chalk and pastel drawings. Mitchell’s dream-like photographs intertwine fantasy, literature, and personal meditations.


 

This Year’s model: Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour

Elizabeth Wissinger

Tuesday, April 12 | 6pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Elizabeth Wissinger presents her book, This Year’s Model: Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour, an illustrated history of modeling and an incisive critique of fashion media. Wissinger shows that the work of the fashion model has been so amplified by digital media that we all have come to manage ourselves as brands.


Rag & Bone in Conversation with Emma McClendon

Wednesday, April 13 | 6pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join New York-based designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag & bone for a rousing conversation with MFIT curator Emma McClendon. Rag & bone began with a single pair of jeans, then grew into a global fashion brand with a philosophy of expert craftsmanship and attention to detail.


True Style: The History & Principles of Classic Menswear

G. Bruce Boyer, Jonathan Capeheart, Guy Trebay, and Patricia Mears

Tuesday, April 19 | 6pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

G. Bruce Boyer, men’s fashion editor and author of True Style: The History & Principles of Classic Menswear, will discuss contemporary men’s dress and its history, styles, principles, and trends. Joining him will be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart; New York Times cultural reporter Guy Trebay; and MFIT Deputy Director Patricia Mears.

Learn more and register for these free events at the Museum at FIT. 


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