The Museum at FIT Fashion Culture Podcast
Birth of the Haute Couture | Fashion Culture

Birth of the Haute Couture | Fashion Culture

October 28, 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, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, discusses the birth of the haute couture.

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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 Battle of Versailles | Fashion Culture

The Battle of Versailles | Fashion Culture

October 14, 2019

Robin Givhan, Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic for the Washington Post, presents her first book, The Battle of Versailles. Givhan, in conversation with Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT, shares the story of a 1973 face-off at the Palace of Versailles between five American designers (Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, Bill Blass, Halston, and Oscar de la Renta) and five French designers (Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin among them). 

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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

On Patrick Kelly: Dr. Monica Miller and Eric Darnell Pritchard | Fashion Culture

On Patrick Kelly: Dr. Monica Miller and Eric Darnell Pritchard | Fashion Culture

October 3, 2019

Dr. Monica Miller and Eric Darnell Pritchard, in conversation about Patrick Kelly at The Museum at FIT's annual 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.

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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

Modest Body Politics | Fashion Culture

Modest Body Politics | Fashion Culture

August 20, 2019

Reina Lewis presents “Modest Body Politics: Faith, Fashion, and Ethnicity” 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

Fashion from the Extreme | Fashion Culture

Fashion from the Extreme | Fashion Culture

July 18, 2019

Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT, presents "Fashion from the Extreme: The Poles, Highest Peaks, and Beyond" at The Museum at FIT's 18th fashion symposium, Fashion, Science, and Exploration, held on Tuesday, 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.

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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 Queer History of Fashion | Fashion Culture

A Queer History of Fashion | Fashion Culture

June 25, 2019

Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, presents "A Queer History of Fashion" at The Museum at FIT's 13th fashion symposium, held November 8-9, 2013. The symposium was presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk, the first museum exhibition to explore in depth the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ individuals over the past 300 years.

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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

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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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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