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Fashion Culture Online Programs
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 6 PM on the designated day and are offered FREE of cost to the public.
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Online Program: Catwalks and Collecting: Alexander Fury on Westwood and Galliano
Alexander Fury in conversation with Colleen Hill
Join fashion journalist, author, and critic Alexander Fury and MFIT Curator Colleen Hill as they discuss Fury’s latest book, Vivienne Westwood: The Complete Collections (Yale University Press, 2021). The conversation will include an overview of highlights from Fury’s personal collection of fashion, which includes designs by Westwood, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, among others.
In conjunction with the exhibition Head to Toe
The Museum at FIT’s 26th fashion symposium Stilettos to Sneakers: A Virtual Shoe Symposium brings together scholars and curators and their new research on the social and cultural
significance of shoes. Shoes have played an important role in human society for millennia,
but interest in them has grown exponentially in the past few decades with Americans—especially
women—buying more shoes. A growing cohort of men have begun collecting sneakers. This
symposium explores the evolving significance of shoes over the centuries—in real life
and in the cultural imagination. In this way, we hope to show the many ways in which
shoes matter to us.
Visit the event page to learn more about the speakers and get prepared with the reading list!
You can watch any of our past programs on demand on our YouTube channel.