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