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Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.
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Cover of the book, Vintage Black Glamour. vbgbook.com.
Vintage Black Glamour

Tuesday, March 10 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join fashion, lifestyle, and arts journalist Nichelle Gainer for a presentation of her new book, Vintage Black Glamour. This stunning publication’s historic photographs and insightful biographies tell the stories of black women of the 20th century—actors, dancers, writers, and entertainers—who rarely appeared in the same publications as their white counterparts.

A book signing will follow the presentation.
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Cover of the book, Roxanne Lowit Photographs Yves Saint Laurent © Roxanne Lowit. All rights reserved.
Yves Saint Laurent

Thursday, March 19 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Fashion photographer Roxanne Lowit is as much a celebrity as the people she photographs. Now she presents a pictorial history of the great couturier Yves Saint Laurent. Included are intimate views of life backstage at his shows—as Lowit herself experienced it. Whether surrounded by beautiful models or peeking at the catwalk from the wings, every moment was a magnificent photo opportunity.Contributors to the book include Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux, and Lucie de la Falaise.

A book signing will follow the presentation.
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duaba serwa. Courtesy of Altaroma. Luca Sorrentino Photography.
Beat of Africa: The Ethical Fashion Initiative

Tuesday, March 24 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Simone Cipriani is the founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a flagship program of the International Trade Centre. Cipriani will talk about EFI’s efforts to propel the international fashion industry in Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Kenya, and how EFI enables artisans living in urban and rural poverty to connect with the global fashion chain, while encouraging the use of sustainable, environmentally sound materials and practices.
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Cover of the book, The Battle of Versailles.
The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into the Spotlight and Made History

Wednesday, April 1 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Robin Givhan in conversation with Patricia Mears

Robin Givhan, Pulitzer Prize–winning fashion critic for the Washington Post, presents her first book, The Battle of Versailles, the story of a 1973 face-off between five American designers—including Halston and Oscar de la Renta—and five French designers (Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin among them). Buoyed by a decision to use ten African American models (unheard of then), the underdog Yanks pulled off a victory, cementing American fashion as a major player on the international stage.

A book signing will follow the presentation.

Talk & Tours


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(left) Halston, dress, printed knit cotton, c.1976, USA, Gift of Ms. Gayle Osman; (right) Yves Saint Laurent, dress, printed silk chiffon, 1971, France, Gift of Lauren Bacall.
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s

Wednesday, March 4 | 10:30 am - SOLD OUT
Monday, March 23 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, April 15 | 10:30 am - SOLD OUT

Special Exhibitions Gallery

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s is the first exhibition to analyze the work of these two great 20th-century designers side by side, at the height of their careers, during the dreamy, indolent, and sexy 1970s. All of the nearly 100 objects on view have been drawn exclusively from MFIT’s permanent collection.
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Brian Lichtenberg, “Homiés” ensemble, 2014, cotton, polyester, rubber, USA, gift of Brian Lichtenberg Studio, 2014.39.1.
Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits

Wednesday, February 18 | 10:30 am - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, March 25 | 10:30 am - SOLD OUT
Monday, April 20 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT

Fashion & Textile History Gallery

Authenticity and copyright protection against knockoffs are two of the most debated topics in fashion today. Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits explores various levels of authenticity in fashion while considering the legal and ethical consequences of both sanctioned and illicit copying.
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Normal Norell, evening dress and coat, cashmere, silk jersey, and sequins, circa 1958, USA, gift of Lauren Bacall, 68.143.6.
Lauren Bacall: The Look

Wednesday, March 11 | 10:30 am - SOLD OUT
Monday, March 16 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT

Gallery FIT

Lauren Bacall: The Look examines Lauren Bacall’s distinctive style within the context of her modeling, film, and theater careers. Organized by graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies program, this exhibition offers fans, new and old, an opportunity to rediscover a Hollywood legend.



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