Patricia Mears at the Guggenheim Museum
On December 7, 2010, Patricia Mears, Deputy Director of The Museum at FIT, gave a
lecture inspired by fashion in the Guggenheim Museum's exhibition Chaos and Classicism . Between the world wars, women such as Madeleine Vionnet dominated fashion design
in Paris and New York. Charting the embrace of classicism, Mears discussed clothing
innovations that defined fashion in the 1930s, how they changed the course of modern
dress, and continue to influence couture today. Enjoy these photographs from the event!