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.

Watch the full video with captions on YouTube.

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

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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.

Watch the full video with captions on YouTube.

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

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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.

Watch the full video with captions on YouTube.

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

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Tracy Reese on Designing for the Modern Woman | Fashion Culture

December 19, 2018

Tracy Reese and MFIT assistant curator Elizabeth Way engage in a lively discussion about Reese's career as a designer and creating colorful, feminine pieces for the modern woman.

Watch the full video with captions on YouTube.

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

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Fashion in the Social Media Era | Fashion Culture

November 26, 2018

On Tuesday, November 16, 2016, Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships at Instagram along with Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat and Tanya Taylor, discussed how Instagram became a critical fashion marketing channel, especially popular among professionals in the fashion industry.

Watch the full video with captions on YouTube.

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

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The History of Pink | Fashion Culture

November 19, 2018

On September 13, 2018, Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at The Museum at FIT, discussed her exhibition and book Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color.

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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

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Norell: Master of American Fashion | Fashion Culture

October 23, 2018

On February 14, Jeffrey Banks, co-author of Norell: Master of American Fashion, Ellin Saltzman, former fashion director and senior vice president at firms such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Bergdorf Goodman, Stan Herman, designer and former president of the CFDA, and Ralph Rucci, couturier, artist and author, came together for a sparkling introduction to Norman Norell. This panel discussion was moderated by Patricia Mears, deputy director 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

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The Influence of the Countess Greffulhe on Contemporary Fashion | Fashion Culture

October 16, 2018

Lucy Norris at The Museum at FIT's 16th fashion symposium, Proust’s Muse, held on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Researchers from the United States and Europe discussed the connections between fashion, patronage, literature, and the arts in turn of the century France.

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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

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The Influence of Hip-Hop on Fashion | Fashion Culture

September 20, 2018

Elena Romero in conversation with Dapper Dan and Jeriana San Juan at The Museum at FIT's 17th fashion symposium, Black Fashion Designers, held on Monday, February 6, 2017. The one-day symposium featured talks by designers, models, journalists, and scholars on African diasporic culture and fashion.

Watch the full video with captions on YouTube.

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

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Norma Kamali Through The Years | Fashion Culture

September 13, 2018

Norma Kamali in conversation with Patricia Mears at The Museum at FIT's 18th fashion symposium, Fashion, Science, and Exploration, held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The one-day symposium explored the impact of scientific thought on fashion.

Watch the full video with captions on YouTube.

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

 

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