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

This event was recorded. Videos of each speakers presentations are available to watch below and on The Museum at FIT's YouTube Channel.

Symposium Schedule

Friday, March 8, 2019
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” | Video
Dr. Julia Petrov, “The History of Fashion Curation” | Video
Dr. Alexandra Palmer, “Fashion Exhibitions: The Good, the Bad, and the Pointless” | Video
José Teunissen, “Different Ways of Exhibiting Fashion in the Museum” | Video
Marie Riegels Melchior, "Fashion and Dress Museology" | Video
Dr. Christopher Breward, "Scholarship and Curation" | Video
Lunch break
Amy de la Haye, “Teaching Fashion Curation” | Video

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

Speakers are subject to change without notice.

Exhibiting Fashion Symposium

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