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American Style: A Two-Day Symposium

Loretta Lawrence Keane, Vice President for Advancement and External Relations
Cheri Fein, Executive Director of Public and Media Relations 212 217.4700

THE MUSEUM AT FIT PRESENTS AMERICAN STYLE A TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM
FEATURING DESIGNERS, SCHOLARS, AUTHORS AND CURATORS DISCUSSING FASHION OF THE AMERICAS

December 4 and 5, 2009

WHAT:† American Style, The Museum at FIT's eighth annual symposium, held in conjunction with the exhibition American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion. Designers, scholars, authors, and curators will discuss fashion of the Americas and explore themes ranging from the diversity of the American fashion industry to the unique characteristics of New York fashion. The symposium will also feature conversations with some of the most innovative American designers working today. Speakers include:
Van Dyk Lewis: Hip-hop Fashion: The Psycho Mind and Body Drop
David Colman: Prep-posterous: How history, mythology, race and fashion have clashed and colluded to create today's 'Prep Revival'
Pamela Golbin: A French View of American Fashion
Nina Garcia, Maria Cornejo, and Christian Cota: Latin America and Fashion
Caroline Milbank: The Origin of the American Look
Kohle Yohannan: The Small Town Girl and The Femme Fatale: Claire McCardell & Valentina
Yeholee Teng: In Conversation with Susan Sidlauskas††
WHEN:† Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2009
9:30 am-5:30 pm††
WHERE:† Fashion Institute of Technology
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
Marvin Feldman Center
27th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues††
COST: General public: $100 for both days. (No single-day registrations.)
Free to all students everywhere, thanks to the Coby Foundation.
Free to members of the Couture Council and FIT faculty and staff with ID
10% discount to members of the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum
REGISTER:† Registration is required. Visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum to register.
Walk-ins admitted, space permitting
Visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum or museuminfo@fitnyc.edu or call 212 217.4558
MEDIA:

Call 212 217.4700 or email press@fitnyc.edu.††

1stdibs.com, the online resource for antique and vintage design, is a main sponsor of both the exhibition, American Beauty, and the American Style symposium. Additional support is provided by the Coby Foundation.

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