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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

Photo: Nicole Kidman wearing John Galliano for Dior. Kevin Mazur/WireImage, 1997.
Photo: Nicole Kidman wearing John Galliano for Dior. Kevin Mazur/WireImage, 1997.
Red Carpet Style

Hal Rubenstein

Tuesday, May 16 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Hal Rubenstein returns to MFIT for an exciting conversation about contemporary style. The author of books such as 100 Unforgettable Dresses, Rubenstein has observed that “the right dress on the right woman at the right time creates this memorable moment that influences how we see beauty, how we see femininity.” He will discuss the influence of red carpet looks on today’s society. 

Photo: Ken Downing.
Photo: Ken Downing.
The Changing World of Luxury Retail

Ken Downing

Tuesday, May 23 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director for luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, for a discussion of the fashion industry’s current state of affairs from Downing’s singular, knowledgeable, insightful, and always humorous point of view. Downing travels the globe as an international ambassador, tracking trends from the front row, backstage, and in the streets. His insider’s view of the industry is inspiring and unparalleled. 

 

 


Symposium

Past symposiums can be viewed on our Symposia webpage.
 


Talk & Tours

Photo: Stephen Burrows, dress, circa 1973, USA.
Photo: Stephen Burrows, dress, circa 1973, USA.
Black Fashion Designers

Monday, April 24 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Monday, May 8 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT

Fashion & Textile History Gallery

Black Fashion Designers examines the impact made by designers of African American descent on the world of fashion. It honors the creative talents of designers who are often overlooked and offers a fresh perspective on issues of diversity within the fashion industry.

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

 
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