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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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You may also register by phone: 212 217.4585 or via email: museuminfo@fitnyc.edu
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Events 

Photo: Cover of Fashion in European Art. Courtesy of IB Tauris
Photo: Cover of Fashion in European Art. Courtesy of IB Tauris.                                                  
Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity,
Politics and the Body, 1775-1925 - SOLD OUT

Justine De Young in conversation with Valerie Steele

Tuesday, April 24 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

FIT Assistant Professor Justine De Young will discuss her new book, Fashion in European Art, with MFIT director Valerie Steele. Illustrated with a lavish array of images, their conversation will range over topics such as fashion, art, and politics; the controversy surrounding mannequins and monkeys; and sexual identity in men’s portraiture. You will never look at paintings like Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte the same way again. A book signing will follow the conversation.

Photo: Cover of Loulou & Yves. Courtesy of St Martin’s Press.
Photo: Cover of Loulou & Yves. Courtesy of St Martin’s Press.                                 
Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de la Falaise
and the House of Saint Laurent - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 25 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join Christopher Petkanas and MFIT deputy director Patricia Mears for a discussion of the history of muses in fashion — especially Loulou de la Falaise, whose bohemian spirit and fearless sense of style caught the attention of Yves Saint Laurent. She is the subject of Petkanas’s new book, Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de la Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent. A book signing will follow the conversation.

Photo: Poster for Franca: Chaos and Creation, courtesy of Franca the Movie
Photo: Poster for Franca: Chaos and Creation, courtesy of Franca the Movie.             
Film: Franca: Chaos and Creation

Francesco Carrozzini

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

Join director Francesco Carrozzini for a screening of his film Franca: Chaos and Creation, an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor in chief of Vogue Italia. For 25 years, Sozzani’s magazine covers have broken rules and redefined concepts of beauty. Featuring interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Baz Luhrmann, Courtney Love, and others, the film is deeply insightful and emotional, like a love letter from a son to his mother.

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Symposium

Cover: Martin Margiela, tunic, 1997, Belgium. Photograph © MFIT.
Cover: Martin Margiela, tunic, 1997, Belgium. Photograph © MFIT.
Fashion and Physique Symposium

Friday, February 23, 2018 10 am - 5 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor

To watch recordings from this event, visit MFIT's YouTube channel and read our Twitter thread for highlights!

Fashion and Physique was the nineteenth fashion symposium to be organized by The Museum at FIT. Lectures and panels included topics such as the emergence of the plus-size fashion industry in the early twentieth century, the impact of popular culture on how we assess the female body, and fashion accessibility for the disabled in the technological age. With this symposium and the exhibition The Body: Fashion and Physique, MFIT hoped to foster a dialogue about how the fashion industry has contributed to the marginalization of certain body types, and to shed new light on the work of designers, models, and activists who challenge what constitutes the “ideal” fashion body.

Learn more about the symposium


Talk & Tours

There are no scheduled Talk & Tours at this time.
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