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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

Cult of the Designer | Fashion Culture

Cult of the Designer | Fashion Culture

November 11, 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 introduces the section of the exhibition titled Cult of the Designer. Taking a look at famous fashion houses such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain, Givenchy, and others, Steele explores how the heritage of these names have become so powerful.

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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

New York vs Paris | Fashion Culture

New York vs Paris | Fashion Culture

November 4, 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 New York, Paris, and other global fashion capitals as not just competitors but collaborators.

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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

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

From the Splendor of the Royal Court to the Spectacle of the Haute Couture | Fashion Culture

From the Splendor of the Royal Court to the Spectacle of the Haute Couture | Fashion Culture

October 21, 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 trajectory from the splendor at the royal court to the spectacle of the haute couture and explores the history of the beginning of Paris becoming a fashion capital. 

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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 Louboutin in conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele | Fashion Culture

Christian Louboutin in conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele | Fashion Culture

September 17, 2019

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT honored iconic footwear designer Christian Louboutin with its 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at a luncheon at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. After the luncheon, Louboutin joined Dr. Valerie Steele for an intimate conversation on his career.

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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

Paris Fashion: A Cultural History | Fashion Culture

Paris Fashion: A Cultural History | Fashion Culture

September 4, 2019

On October 17, 2017, Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT, presented an in-depth look at the new edition of her book, Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. First published in 1988, this revised and expanded work explores the reasons Paris is considered the capital of 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

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

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

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