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Exhibiting Fashion 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.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor

The Museum at FIT presents Exhibiting Fashion, its twenty-first academic symposium. This symposium will explore 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 is organized in conjunction with Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT, which commemorates the rich history of the museum, the site of more than 200 exhibitions since the 1970s.

Please note that seating will be on a first come, first served basis, with RSVP. This event will be livestreamed.


Symposium Schedule

Friday, October 19, 2018
10 am-1 pm
Dr. Valerie Steele, director of MFIT, Welcoming remarks
Dr. Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill, “Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT”
Dr. Julia Petrov, “The History of Fashion Curation”
Dr. Alexandra Palmer, “Fashion Exhibitions: The Good, the Bad, and the Pointless”
José Teunissen, “Different Ways of Exhibiting Fashion in the Museum”
Marie Riegels Melchior, "Fashion and Dress Museology"
Dr. Christopher Breward, "Scholarship and Curation"
Lunch break
Amy de la Haye, “Teaching Fashion Curation”

Dr. Marco Pecorari, “Contemporary Fashion Exhibitions in Paris”
Simona Segre Reinach, "Fashion Exhibitions in Italy"
Elizabeth Way, “The African Diaspora in Fashion Exhibitions”
Circe Henestrosa, Ana Elena Mallet, and Tanya Melendez-Escalante, “Narratives About Latin American Fashion”
Judith Clark, "Experimentation in Fashion Exhibitions"

Speakers are subject to change without notice.

Exhibiting Fashion, the spring 2019 MFIT Fashion Symposium, has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT.

Couture Council