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Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.
All programs will premiere on YouTube at 6 PM on the designated day. 

Please scroll down to register for the programs below. 

All our online programs are offered FREE of cost to the public.

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mcqueen assisting dressing a model backstage
The Dance of the Twisted Bull, Spring 2002. © Robert Fairer
Online Program: Alexander McQueen: Unseen

Robert Fairer and John Matheson in conversation with Tanya Melendez-Escalante 

Alexander McQueen’s spectacular shows were full of extraordinary moments and people. Author and photographer Robert Fairer will discuss his stunning, high-energy photographs of McQueen’s runway shows. Fairer, who was Vogue's backstage fashion photographer for more than a decade, was an integral part of the whirl of activity behind the scenes. In Alexander McQueen: Unseen, Fairer's images, which capture both the glamour and the grit, represent a new genre of fashion photography and are a treasure trove of inspiration.
Robert Fairer joins writer and consultant John Matheson (of Instagram's @McQueen_Vault) in a talk moderated by MFIT’s senior curator of education Tanya Melendez-Escalante.

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Model in full length red dress with big red folds apperaring as giants roses
Noir Kei Ninomiya, ensemble, red wool, resin-treated faux fur, nylon, spring 2020. Photograph © Noir Kei
Ninomiya, photograph courtesy Comme des Garçons.
Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion Symposium
Friday, April 30, 2021
10 am - noon EDT
Online Program

This virtual event will be The Museum at FIT’s 24th academic symposium. Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion explores how the beauty, mythology, and symbolism of the rose have long influenced fashionable dress. Rose: it's a flower, a color, and a scent. It's in fairy tales and design. This flower has become integral to art and culture. 

Speakers include Amy de la Haye, professor at London College of Fashion and cocurator of the exhibition; Jonathan Faiers, professor of Fashion Thinking at Winchester School of Art; Colleen Hill, curator at MFIT and cocurator of the exhibition; Mairi MacKenzie, research fellow at Glasgow School of Art; and Elizabeth Way, assistant curator at MFIT. The symposium is organized in conjunction with the book and exhibition Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion, which will open in 2021.

Join us for Q&A during the YouTube premieres of these pre-recorded events.

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