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Special Events and Projects

The Solera Quartet, courtesy of Dario Acosta.
Photo: The Solera Quartet, courtesy of Dario Acosta.
Concert: Music And The Countess Greffulhe

Monday, October 10 | 6 pm
Special Exhibitions Gallery, MFIT
Shirley Goodman Resource Center

The award-winning Solera Quarter presents a unique concert, performed within the exhibition space for Proust's Muse, the Countess Greffulhe. The program will include Beethoven's String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18 No. 1, Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet, Ravel's String Quartet, and Fauré's Pavane, dedicated by the composer to the Countess Greffulhe. The performance will be approximately one hour in length, with the program subject to change.

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Fairy Tale Fashion Book Cover
Fairy Tale Fashionby Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2016.
Fairy Tale Fashion

October 16, 2016 | 3:30 pm
Cheltenham Literature Festival
The Inkpot, Imperial Square
Cheltenham, UK

From Cinderella’s glass slipper to Little Red Riding Hood’s cape, dress plays a crucial role in fairy tales, symbolising the status, vanity or transformation of characters. In return, imagery from these classic stories has inspired generations of designers. Join MFIT curator Colleen Hill and The Times fashion director Anna Murphy for an illustrated exploration of fairy tales seen through the lens of high fashion.

To RSVP for this special event, go to cheltenhamfestivals.com.


Image from the Fashion Film NOUMENON by WACHO. Courtesy of Buenos Aires International Fashion Film Festival.
Photo: Image from the Fashion Film NOUMENON by WACHO. Courtesy of Buenos Aires International Fashion Film Festival.
Film Screening: Latin American Fashion Films

November 17 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

MFIT brings together work from four Latin American Fashion Film Festivals. Luisa Saenz, (Mexico), Carlos Gutiérrez (Colombia), Cristobal Protaluppi (Chile), and Willmer Williams (Argentina) will present a selection of films, followed by a brief discussion.

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Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at The Museum at FIT
Anka Muhlstein and Valerie Steele in Conversation

November 22, 2016 | 7 pm
Albertine Bookstore
972 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Join MFIT director Valerie Steele in this special location for a conversation about Proust and fashion with author Anka Muhlstein, winner of the 1996 Goncourt Prize for biography and author of Monsieur Proust's Library.

To RSVP for this special event, go to albertine.com/events.


 

Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at The Museum at FIT
The End of Fashion

December 8-9, 2016
College of Creative Arts, Massey University
Wellington, New Zealand

Join MFIT director Valerie Steele at the international conference and exhibition, The End of Fashion. Steele will provide the keynote lecture as well as lead the conversation for the Fashion Designers Forum.

To learn more about this special event, go to thendofashion.com.


Past Workshops

Cross-Pollination
Cross-Pollination: Masterpieces of the Collections
Online event


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.

 


 

Cross Pollination Eco Fashion
Cross-Pollination: Eco-Fashion
Online event


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.

 


 

cross polination
Cross-Pollination: Fashion & Politics
Online event


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.

 

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