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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 Liya Kebede
Photo: Liya Kebede by Silja Magg.                                              
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.

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