The Museum at FIT Fashion Culture Podcast
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco Q&A | Fashion Culture

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco Q&A | Fashion Culture

July 1, 2020

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco is an electrifying documentary that follows fashion illustrator (and FIT alumnus) Antonio Lopez from New York to Paris between 1969 and 1973. Alexander Joseph, Hue Magazine managing editor, leads a Q&A with the film's director Paul Caranicas and models Pat Cleveland and Corey Tippen.

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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

Straight/Curve Film Discussion | Fashion Culture

Straight/Curve Film Discussion | Fashion Culture

June 1, 2020

The documentary Straight/Curve offers an unflinching look into the body image crisis in the world of modeling. Listen as director Jenny McQuaile and Meredith Rollins, editor in chief of Redbook magazine, discuss topics addressed in the film.

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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

Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being | Fashion Culture

Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being | Fashion Culture

April 30, 2020

Susana Martinez Vidal, author of Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, presents the 20 fashion lessons that she’s learned from Frida Kahlo.

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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

From Sylph to Swan: The Tutu and Fashion | Fashion Culture

From Sylph to Swan: The Tutu and Fashion | Fashion Culture

April 1, 2020

Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT, explores the history of the tutu in ballet and fashion at The Museum at FIT's 14th annual fashion symposium, Dance & Fashion, held on October 23 & 24, 2014. This symposium explored how dance costume has inspired fashion, and how fashion designers have increasingly been creating dance costumes.

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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

Ballet Shoes: Function, Fashion, and Fetish | Fashion Culture

Ballet Shoes: Function, Fashion, and Fetish | Fashion Culture

March 1, 2020

Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories at The Museum at FIT, discusses the romance and femininity but also discipline and pain of ballet shoes.

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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

A Conversation with Liya Kebede | Fashion Culture

A Conversation with Liya Kebede | Fashion Culture

February 14, 2020

Accomplished supermodel and designer Liya Kebede joins MFIT Assistant Curator of Costume Elizabeth Way to talk about lemlem, Kebede’s collection of women’s, men’s, children’s clothing, and home goods made entirely in Africa. The core collection is handwoven from natural cotton sourced in Kebede’s native Ethiopia. Women artisans are at the heart of lemlem, and the brand is committed to helping them find health care, education, and jobs through the lemlem Foundation.

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

Careers in Fashion Media | Fashion Culture

Careers in Fashion Media | Fashion Culture

February 3, 2020

Elizabeth Way, in conversation with Teri Agins, Dario Calmese, and Constance White discusses the evolving field of fashion journalism at The Museum at FIT's Black Fashion Designers symposium 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

50 Years of The Museum at FIT | Fashion Culture

50 Years of The Museum at FIT | Fashion Culture

December 17, 2019

Dr. Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill reflect on past exhibitions at The Museum at FIT in celebration of its 50th anniversary. This talk was originally presented at the Exhibiting Fashion symposium on Friday, March 8, 2019. 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.

 

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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

Scholarship and Curation | Fashion Culture

Scholarship and Curation | Fashion Culture

December 2, 2019

The Museum at FIT presented Exhibiting Fashion, its twenty-first academic symposium on Friday, March 8, 2019. 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.

Dr. Christopher Breward was appointed director of collection and research at the National Galleries of Scotland in 2017. He was previously the principal of Edinburgh College of Art.

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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

Fashion, Art, and Luxury in Paris | Fashion Culture

Fashion, Art, and Luxury in Paris | Fashion Culture

November 18, 2019

In conjunction with the exhibition Paris, Capital of Fashion, The Museum at FIT is publishing Paris related content to its Fashion Culture podcast. Episodes will feature past Fashion Culture programs exploring Paris designers and historical events, as well as original commentary about the exhibition from Dr. Valerie Steele.

In this episode, Dr. Valerie Steele explores Fashion, Art, and Luxury in modern and contemporary Paris.

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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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