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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. 
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Events

headshot of Alexander McQueen wearing floral mask against black background
Photo: Poster for McQueen, courtesy of Bleecker Street Media.
Film: McQueen

Tuesday, March 26 | 6 pm 
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor

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, McQueen is an authentic celebration, a thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary and his colorful, often terrifying creations.

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book cover features titles at top and floral shoe at bottom
Photo: Cover of Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era, courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.
Treasures Afoot: Shoe Stories from the Georgian Era

Kimberly S. Alexander

Tuesday, April 2 | 6 pm 
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

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 life in early America.

A book signing will follow the presentation.

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headshot of Liya Kebede
Photo: Liya Kebede by Silja Magg.                                              
Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede in conversation with Elizabeth Way

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

Accomplished supermodel and designer Liya Kebede joins MFIT Assistant Curator of Costume Elizabeth Way to talk about lemlem, Kebede’s collection of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, made entirely in Africa. The core collection is handwoven from natural cotton in Kebede’s native Ethiopia. Women artisans are at the heart of lemlem, and the brand is committed to connecting these communities to jobs, education and maternal health programs through the lemlem Foundation.

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Symposium

collage of installation photos from exhibitions at The Museum at FIT
Cover: Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 installation view, The Corset: Fashioning the Body installation view, and Junya Watanabe dress.
Exhibiting Fashion

Friday, March 8, 10 am - 5 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor

The Museum at FIT presented Exhibiting Fashion, its twenty-first academic symposium. This symposium explored 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 was organized in conjunction with Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT, which commemorated the rich history of the museum, the site of more than 200 exhibitions since the 1970s.

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Talk & Tours

instllation view of red and gold leather shoes with invisible heel
Photo: Noritaka Tatehana, shoe, fall 2010. Japan.                     
Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT


Wednesday, April 10 | 11 am - SOLD OUT

We are celebrating the first 50 years of The Museum at FIT with a selection of dresses, ensembles, and accessories that previously appeared in some of our most audacious and memorable exhibitions. Organized by MFIT Director Valerie Steele and Curator Colleen Hill, this is a greatest hits show that should not be missed.

Talk and Tours begin in the museum lobby. Reservations are required.

longsleeve purple velvet coat with military and Victorian style influences
Photo: Apple Boutique, moiré velvet mini coat, 1968, England.                   
Fabric In Fashion


Wednesday, March 27 | 11 am - SOLD OUT

Fabric In Fashion illuminates the fascinating connections between fabrics, silhouettes, and the cultural movements that have shaped Western fashion. Organized by Assistant Curator Elizabeth Way, the exhibition examines more than 65 garments and accessories, as well as over 30 flat textiles, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.

Talk and Tours begin in the museum lobby. Reservations are required.

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