Paris, Capital of Fashion Symposium
Friday, October 18, 2019
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor
Paris, Capital of Fashion was The Museum at FIT’s 22nd academic symposium. The one-day event explored what it means for a city to be deemed a “fashion capital” and why Paris is generally considered the most prestigious and competitive fashion capital in the world.
Speakers included Miren Arzalluz, director, the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode
de la Ville de Paris; Christopher Breward, director of collection and research, National
Galleries of Scotland; Nancy L. Green, director of studies, Centre de Recherches Historiques;
Dr. Valerie Steele, director of MFIT and curator of the exhibition Paris, Capital of Fashion; and others.
The full day's recording is available on Vimeo.
Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, Welcoming remarks
Dr. Valerie Steele, “Paris, Capital of Fashion”
David Gilbert and Dr. Christopher Breward in conversation, “What is a Fashion Capital?”
Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset and Maude Bass-Krueger in conversation, “Fashion History in France”
Agnès Rocamora, “Fashioning the Parisienne”
Frédéric Godart, “French Luxury and Fashion”
Grazia d’Annunzio, “Fashion Capitals in Italy and France”
Nick Rees-Roberts and Miren Arzalluz, “Curating Couture: Patrimony and Innovation in Paris Fashion”
Sophie Kurkdjian and Véronique Pouillard in conversation, “Haute Couture Before, During, and After World War II”
Nancy L. Green and Elizabeth Way, “Immigration and the Making of Fashion in Paris and New York”
Sophie Theallet and Dr. Valerie Steele in conversation, “Fashion in Paris and New York”