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Lectures and Book Signings
Talk and Tours
Cancellation Policy


Fashion Culture Special Programs

Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT to provide insightful and intriguing perspectives on the culture of fashion. Programs are FREE, unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required for all events, as space is limited.

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Or call 212.217.4585 or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu



Lectures and Book Signings

Rad Hourani Five Years of Unisex ~ Rad Hourani
Thursday, November 15, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Center, first floor

Join Rad Hourani for a lively presentation of his unisex fashion creations. Since 2007, he has been designing clothing he describes as “gender-agnostic,” working mostly in black and white to create a true unisex look. Mr. Hourani’s photographs have been shown at the Galerie Joyce on the Palais Royal in Paris, and are collected in a book he published in collaboration with Mykromag.

The Color Revolution The Color Revolution ~ Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Tuesday, November 20, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Center, first floor

Join historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk for a fascinating look at her book The Color Revolution, which explores the often unrecognized role of the color profession in consumer culture. Ms. Blaszczyk will explain color forecasting and show how “color engineers” help corporations utilize color psychology. A book signing will follow the lecture.

M. The Civilized Years 1983-1989 M: The Civilized Years, 1983-1989 ~ John Tinseth
Thursday, November 29, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Center, first floor

John Tinseth is an ex-deputy sheriff, ex-paratrooper, ex-park ranger, and author of the men’s style blog The Trad. Join him for a presentation of his book, M: The Civilized Years, 1983-1989, which collects the best of M magazine. M featured fashion and styling advice for men from Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Alexander Julian, and many others. It also documented New York’s urbane, upper-class lifestyle, covered the best restaurants and the wildest bars, and featured articles about how to find the perfect tailor, as well as the perfect wife.

Talk and Tours

Join museum curators for the popular Talk and Tour series. Tours begin in the museum lobby. Reservations required.

Ivy Style Ivy Style
Monday, November 26, 6 pm (followed by book signing) - SOLD OUT
Special Exhibitions Gallery

Richard Press offers an informative and entertaining tour of Ivy Style, an exhibition celebrating one of the most enduring clothing styles of the 20th century. Ivy Style shows how the “Ivy League look” began on prestigious college campuses in the United States during the early years of the 20th century, and it reveals how, nearly one hundred years after its inception, Ivy style remains a thriving global influence.

Mr. Press will be introduced by Patricia Mears, MFIT deputy director and curator of Ivy Style. He is the grandson of Jacobi Press, the founder J. Press, and he worked at the family company from 1959 to 1991, eventually becoming president. He also spent four years as president and CEO of F.R. Tripler & Co. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he has performed as an actor off-Broadway and has co-produced two plays on Broadway. He is a featured columnist on the popular website Ivy Style and was cited by Tablet Magazine as “the preeminent historian” of classic Ivy.

 Fashion A-Z Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT, Part Two
Wednesday, October 31, 10:30am (JF) - CANCELED until further notice
Fashion & Textile History Gallery

Join curators Colleen Hill or Jennifer Farley, for a tour of Fashion, A–Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT, Part Two. MFIT continues its exploration of modern and contemporary design with the second of two exhibitions that showcase the most exquisite selections from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories.



MFIT online collections Cross-Pollination: Masterpieces of the Collections
Online event

This workshop was organized by The Museum at FIT in conjunction with Mexico’s Atelier Romo and the Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros (SAPS). Under the mentorship of artist Sebastian Romo and Tanya Melendez, MFIT’s curator of education, students from FIT and Atelier Romo interpreted MFIT’s costume collection and SAPS’ murals. Results have been published at the link above. This workshop was funded in part by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the Jumex Foundation and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

Cancellation Policy

The Museum at FIT and the college reserve the right to cancel a program at any time.


Unless otherwise indicated, check-in for all Talk and Tours is in the lobby of The Museum at FIT, in the Shirley Goodman Resource Center located at the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street. The Katie Murphy Amphitheatre is located in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center on the northwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street.


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