Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center
Inspired by the MFIT exhibition Fashion Unraveled and organized by MFIT and the Fashion Research Network, this one-day colloquium explores the concepts of memory, wear, and imperfection in fashion. Speakers will focus on imperfect garments and the significance of dressing as a habitual, intimate, and ephemeral act.
This event is FREE but we strongly recommend you RSVP to reserve a seat.
Colleen Hill, "Fashion Unraveled"
Dr. Ellen Sampson, “Affect and Embodiment: Why Worn Things Matter”
Exhibitions & Archives
Dr. Jeffrey Horsley, “Perfect Bodies for Imperfect Dress: Exhibiting ‘Disorderly’ Apparel”
Michelle McVicker, “‘The Traces of Use,’ A Case Study of Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo and the Potentiality of Visibly Worn Dress”
Sarah Scaturro, “Full of Vice: The Conservator’s Collection”
William DeGregorio, “Altered States: Assessing Refashioned and Remodeled Costume at the Museum of the City of New York”
Traces & Tears: Wear & Object Biography
Dr. Katie Knowles, “Altered; Faded; Bleeding; Surviving: An African American Family Story of Slavery
and Freedom as Told by a Calico Skirt”
Dr. Sonya Abrego, “Denim, Smartphone Fade, and the Markings of Contemporary Labor”
Dr. Bethan Bide, “One Dress, Multiple Stories: Exploring Everyday Fashion Objects as Sites for Narrating Speculative Biographies”
Repair, Recycling & Reinterpretation
Dr. Carolyn Dowdell, “Gertrude Savile’s Green Damask: Exploring Clothing’s Multiple Lives in Eighteenth-Century
Selene States, “The Inauthentic Interwar Dress Collection”
Jeppe Ugelvig, “Memory Garments: The Non-Archive of Susan Cianciolo”