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Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.

All programs will premiere on YouTube at 6PM on the designated day. 

Please scroll down to register for the programs below.

If you enjoy our Fashion Culture programs help support them with a small donation.



Headshot of Robin Givhan in yellow sweater
Photo: Robin Givhan photographed by Helayne Seidman.                        
Online Program: Fashion and Political Power

Robin Givhan

Tuesday, October 27 | 6 pm

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Robin Givhan will discuss the current relationship between fashion, politics, and power. Drawing on her experience as The Washington Post's senior critic-at-large, Givhan will address such potent sartorial symbols as the Hawaiian and golf shirts worn by the boogaloo boys and the yellow ensembles worn by mothers protesting in Portland. 

Join us for Q&A during the YouTube premiere of this pre-recorded event.

Register for free
editorial photo of model wearing Korina Emmerich designs
Photo courtesy of Korina Emmerich.
Online Program: Jeffrey Gibson and Korina Emmerich in Conversation

Thursday, November 5  | 6 pm

In a conversation moderated by Regan de Loggans (Mississippi Choctaw), Jeffrey Gibson and Korina Emmerich will discuss Native American fashion design. Gibson is an award-winning Choctaw-Cherokee artist, whose work combines traditional Native American elements with contemporary references. Emmerich is the founder of EMME, a fashion brand, which reflects her indigenous heritage stemming from the Coast Salish territory, Puyallup tribe.

Join us for Q&A during the YouTube premiere of this pre-recorded event.

Register for free
model in multicolored dress with pink heels in editorial style photo
Online Program: Lauren Fay in conversation with Ronald Van Der Kemp

Thursday, November 12 | 6 pm

Join couture designer Ronald van der Kemp and The New Fashion Initiative founder Lauren B. Fay who will discuss van der Kemp's career and his devotion to craftsmanship, upcycling and reducing waste in fashion. Ronald van der Kemp is a Dutch fashion designer and founder of demi-couture fashion house RVDK, his namesake label, which shows at Paris Couture week and uses exclusively upcycled fabric.

Lauren Fay has spent her career committed to improving sustainability, transparency and accountability in the fashion industry. The New Fashion Initiative (TNFI) was born out of a need to create a more collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to fashion and brings together brands, nonprofits and academics to educate future industry leaders.

Join us for Q&A during the YouTube premiere of this pre-recorded event.

Register for free
back of nude model sitting on couch
Photo: Juergen Teller’s Nackt auf Sigmund Freuds Couch (Naked on Sigmund Freud’s Couch) (2006)
Online Program: Fashion Victims: Dressing Up the Death Drive

Patricia Gherovici and Jamieson Webster

Tuesday, November 17 | 6 pm

If looks can kill, who is the victim in fashion? Scholars Patricia Gherovici and Jamieson Webster will engage in psychoanalytic readings of fashion. They will analyze fashion impulses from the phallic charm of Gucci to the suicide of Alexander McQueen, from the invention of new fads to fashion as art or creation as understood in the Lacanian notion of sinthome.

Join us for Q&A during the YouTube premiere of this pre-recorded event.

Register for free