April 7, 2017 | 4:30pm
Connelly Cinema, Villanova University
As the keynote speaker of the 2017 Villanova University Gender and Women’s Studies Conference, Dr. Valerie Steele will speak on “Chanel and her Rivals.” The Gender and Women’s Studies Program in Villanova University’ s College of Liberal Art and Sciences celebrates gender-focused research through student performances and a keynote address from a nationally recognized scholar.
Admission is free. Visit villanova.edu for more information.
Glass beads on boots designed by Christian Louboutin (French)
Peabody Essex Museum.
Museum Commission with support from Katrina Carye, John Curuby, Karen Keaneand Dan Elias, Cynthia Gardner, Merry Glosband, and Steve and Ellen Hoffman, 2014.44.1AB © 2015 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Walter Silver.
April 22, 2017 | 10:30am - 5pm
Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures
National Museum of the American Indian in New York
Cosponsored by the Fashion Institute of Technology, this symposium explores fashion as a creative endeavor and an expression of cultural identity, the history of Native fashion, issues of problematic cultural appropriation in the field and examples of creative collaborations and best practices between Native designers and fashion brands. The program features academic and legal scholars as well as fashion designers and editors, including two FIT professors. A reception with light refreshments will follow the event.
Admission is free. Visit newsdesk.si.edu for more information.
May 8, 2017 | 6:30pm
Grey Art Gallery - NYU
34 Stuyvesant St, New York Einstein Auditorium
Zip-up coveralls, safety helmets, swim goggles, plastic wigs, “energy domes”— just a few of the many items employed by frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and his band DEVO onstage and in their music videos. This panel will examine how musicians of our time employ clothing and accessories to craft their stage personas. Moderated by Nancy Deihl, Director of Costume Studies MA Program, NYU, with speakers Anna Burckhardt, Intern, and Stephanie Kramer, Research Assistant, both Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art; and Colleen Hill, Curator of Costume and Accessories, The Museum at FIT. Co-organized by NYU’s MA Program in Costume Studies (Steinhardt) and Grey Art Gallery.
This event is free. For more details.
This workshop was organized by The Museum at FIT in conjunction with Mexico’s Atelier Romo and the Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros (SAPS). Under the mentorship of artist Sebastian Romo and Tanya Melendez, MFIT’s curator of education, students from FIT and Atelier Romo interpreted MFIT’s costume collection and SAPS’ murals. Results are published via the link above.
Students from FIT and the Mexican school CENTRO shared their skills, diverse perspectives and interpretations of the MFIT exhibition Eco-Fashion: Going Green.
In the summer of 2010, The Museum at FIT invited five students from each institution to investigate ecological sustainability in fashion and what that means to them. The two teams of students were then asked to work together to develop a joint project that would reflect their discoveries and conclusions...
This workshop was organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and Centro de diseño, cine y television. It was made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation.
Students from FIT and the Mexican school CENTRO shared their diverse skills and perspectives in order to help each other arrive at interpretations of the MFIT exhibition Fashion & Politics. The results of this online collaboration are published here on MFIT’s website. Organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.