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Fashion Icons and Insiders Symposium 2011

The Museum at FIT's eleventh fashion symposium, Fashion Icons and Insiders, opens with Valerie Steele in conversation with today's most inspiring fashion icon, Daphne Guinness.  It closes with the consummate fashion insider, Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harpers Bazaar. In between, there are conversations with fashion designers, bloggers, and journalists, who will provide insight into the inner workings of the fashion system. There will also be lectures by well-known authors and curators, speaking on topics such as gay fashion icons, black fashion icons, and celebrity fashion icons, as well as historic fashion icons and insiders such as Marie Antoinette, Jean Paul Gaultier and Millicent Rogers.

The symposium is open to the public at a cost of $100 for two days. It is FREE to all students everywhere thanks to support from Barneys New York. Additional support was provided by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation. 

Speaker Biographies     |    Photos from the Symposium

Fashion Icons and Insiders
Please note that there have been schedule changes since the printing of the brochure
   Thursday, November 3
 9:3010:30 am  Check-in, registration, and coffee
Haft Auditorium, Feldman Center, second floor
 10:30 am12:30 pm Welcoming remarks
Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, Welcome
The Honorable Daphne Guinness in conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele
Dr. Caroline Weber, Fashion Icons from Marie Antoinette to Daphne Guinness
Sophie Theallet in conversation with Patricia Mears
 12:302 pm  Lunch break
  25 pm Dr. Peter McNeil, Gay Fashion Icons
Thierry-Maxime Loriot, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Eric Gaskins and Eric Wilson, Birkin is the New Black, or How Items Have Replaced Icons
Joseph Altuzarra in conversation with Patricia Mears
   Friday, November 4
 9:3010:30 am   Check-in, registration, and coffee
Haft Auditorium, Feldman Center, second floor
 10:30 am12:30 pm Caroline Rennolds Milbank, Unsung Icons
Nathalie Khan
, Celebrity Fashion Icons
Dr. Vicki Karaminas
, Vampire Dandies: Fashionable Masculine Identities and Style
 12:302 pm   Lunch break
  25 pm Simona Segre Reinach, Italian Fashion Icons and Insiders
Thelma Golden, Black Fashion Icons
Cherie Burns, How Millicent Rogers Made Her Mark
Glenda Bailey and Laura Brown, Harper's Bazaar: Greatest Hits
Simon Doonan's talk, Being an Icon, has been rescheduled for
Tuesday, November 8th at 6pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience.