The Museum at FIT Fashion Culture Podcast
New Directions in Menswear | Fashion Culture

New Directions in Menswear | Fashion Culture

June 6, 2019

On March 16, 2017, Alexander Joseph, editor of FIT’s Hue magazine, moderated a lively conversation about the diverse future of menswear with four designers: Auston Björkman, founder of Sir New York, a “gender nonspecific menswear” firm; Andrew Morrison, winner of the 2016 Out magazine Fashion Vanguard Award; and Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough, who draw on their military and athletic backgrounds for their forward thinking tailoring and sportswear using natural textiles.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum

The Explorer’s Club: A Brief History | Fashion Culture

The Explorer’s Club: A Brief History | Fashion Culture

May 16, 2019

Lacey Flint presents at the eighteenth academic symposium, Fashion, Science, and Exploration on October 10, 2017. The daylong event explored the impact of scientific thought on fashion in conjunction with two current MFIT exhibitions Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme and Force of Nature

Lacey Flint is the archivist and curator of research collections at The Explorers Club. She serves as a contributing curator on the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum and received her MA in museum studies from the University of Leicester.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum

Black Fashion Models | Fashion Culture

Black Fashion Models | Fashion Culture

May 7, 2019

In conjunction with The Museum at FIT's past exhibition Black Fashion Designers, Robin Givhan sat down with fashion models Bethann Hardison, Riley Montana, and Veronica Webb for a lively discussion on diversity on and off the runway.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum

One Dress, Multiple Stories | Fashion Culture

One Dress, Multiple Stories | Fashion Culture

April 17, 2019

Dr. Bethan Bide presents “One Dress, Multiple Stories: Exploring Everyday Fashion Objects as Sites for Narrating Speculative Biographies” at The Museum at FIT's Fashion Unraveled Colloquium, held on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Inspired by the MFIT exhibition Fashion Unraveled and organized by MFIT and the Fashion Research Network, this one-day colloquium explored the concepts of memory, wear, and imperfection in fashion. Speakers focused on imperfect garments and the significance of dressing as a habitual, intimate, and ephemeral act.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum

Panavision in Pink | Fashion Culture

Panavision in Pink | Fashion Culture

March 28, 2019

As in Carrie, Fight Club, and Mean Girls, pink provides plot twists for the unwary. For Lisa in Coming to America and Elle in Legally Blonde, pink expresses self-knowledge, strength, maturity, and a rite of passage. Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis presents “Panavision in Pink: Deceptively Demure” at The Museum at FIT's 20th fashion symposium, Pink, held on Friday, October 19, 2018. This symposium explored the significance of the color pink in fashion, art, and culture.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum

50 Years of The Museum at FIT: Part Two | Fashion Culture

50 Years of The Museum at FIT: Part Two | Fashion Culture

March 18, 2019

Emma McClendon, associate curator of costume of The Museum at FIT, Elizabeth Way, assistant curator of costume, and Melissa Marra, associate curator of education, continue the discussion on the history of the museum and the exhibitions highlighted in Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT.

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50 Years of The Museum at FIT: Part One | Fashion Culture

50 Years of The Museum at FIT: Part One | Fashion Culture

February 27, 2019

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT chats with Patricia Mears, deputy director, and Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories, about the history of the museum and the exhibitions highlighted in Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum

Black Fashion Designers | Fashion Culture

Black Fashion Designers | Fashion Culture

February 14, 2019

In conjunction with The Museum at FIT's past exhibition Black Fashion Designers, André Leon Talley sat down with fashion designers Mimi Plange and Tracy Reese for a lively discussion about how their family history and culture has impacted their work.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum

Misty Copeland, Life in Motion | Fashion Culture

Misty Copeland, Life in Motion | Fashion Culture

January 23, 2019

Misty Copeland in conversation with Valerie Steele at The Museum at FIT on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Misty Copeland is a soloist with American Ballet Theatre. In 2007 she made history by becoming their second African American Female Soloist and the first in two decades. In September 2014, she was the first black woman to perform the lead role of Odette/Odile in American Ballet Theatre’s production of Swan Lake during the company’s first ever tour to Australia. Misty is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion (2014), co-written with Charisse Jones, and of the picture book Firebird (2014) in collaboration with Christopher Myers.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum

Christian Siriano and Becca McCharen-Tran on Designing with Inclusivity in Mind | Fashion Culture

Christian Siriano and Becca McCharen-Tran on Designing with Inclusivity in Mind | Fashion Culture

January 18, 2019

Christian Siriano and Becca McCharen-Tran in conversation with Kim Jenkins at The Museum at FIT's 19th fashion symposium, Fashion and Physique, held on Friday, February 23, 2018. The one-day symposium featured lectures and panels on topics such as the emergence of the plus-size fashion industry in the early twentieth century, the impact of popular culture on how we assess the female body, and fashion accessibility for the disabled in the technological age.

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The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion in New York City. https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum