Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.
Programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required for all events, as space is limited.
with Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way
Tuesday, June 9 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center
Join Ariele Elia and Elizabeth Way, curators of the exhibition Global Fashion Capitals, for a conversation with Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada about her successful career in fashion. Since the early 1980s, her brand has been based in Madrid but has had global reach, with points of sale in over 150 countries. Characterized by a whimsical, often surrealist style, her designs are featured in MFIT's Global Fashion Capitals and will also be showcased this summer in the exhibition Agatha Ruiz de la Prada: Posters Design at the Instituto Cervantes New York.
Wednesday, June 24 | 10:30 am
Wednesday, July 22 | 10:30 am
Wednesday, August 19 | 10:30 am
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
Global Fashion Capitals aims to broaden the understanding of what constitutes a “fashion capital” and to expand the dialogue on the globalization of the fashion industry during the 21st century.
Through over 70 objects, the exhibition explores the history of the established fashion capitals, Paris, New York, Milan, and London, followed by Tokyo and Antwerp, and the emergence of 16 new fashion cities: Stockholm/Copenhagen, Berlin, Moscow/St. Petersburg, Kiev, Istanbul, Madrid/Barcelona, Sydney/Melbourne, Mexico City, São Paulo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Mumbai, Seoul, and Shanghai.
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