Special Events and Projects

Special Events

Courrèges dress, c.1968, France,
gift of Bernie Zamkoff, 78.170.5

French Fashion Goes Pop: The 1960s Style of Françoise Hardy and Sylvie Vartan

May 18 | 1:00 pm
Allentown Art Museum (PA)

Join Colleen Hill, Associate Curator of Accessories, for a presentation on the style of Françoise Hardy and Sylvie Vartan—leaders of the ye-ye style and two of the most beautiful and captivating singers of their genre. In France during the 1960s, the ye-ye singers were part of a larger group of stylish teenagers who had dubbed themselves Les Copians. These young women maintained a specifically French look and were known for their unique mix of couture and ready-to-wear clothing. Although Hardy and Vartan began their careers while still in their teens, both quickly became famous—and their personal styles brought them as much attention as their music.

Open to the public. $5 members; $15 non-members
For reservations, call Allentown Art Museum at 610-432-4333 ext. 110

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© Marcela Guti

Hispanic-American Fashion Culture

FREE TO THE PUBLIC  |  In association with Instituto Cervantes

Hispanic-American Fashion Culture aims to inspire the Hispanic community of New York City by sharing the positive experiences of Hispanics in the fashion industry. With this series of events, Instituto Cervantes New York and The Museum at FIT showcase contemporary fashion initiatives to empower a new generation of professionals.

Open to the public. 

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For more information on Instituto Cervantes events, contact Marisa Fatás at cult3ny@cervantes.org.


Screening & Lecture

Interwoven Americas
Tuesday, May 12, 2014 | 7 pm
(at Instituto Cervantes)

With Gustavo Carvajal

Sponsored By


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 are published via the link above.

Cross Pollination Eco Fashion Cross-Pollination: Eco-Fashion
Online event

Students from FIT and the Mexican school CENTRO shared their skills, diverse perspectives and interpretations of the MFIT exhibition Eco-Fashion: Going Green.

In the summer of 2010, The Museum at FIT invited five students from each institution to investigate ecological sustainability in fashion and what that means to them. The two teams of students were then asked to work together to develop a joint project that would reflect their discoveries and conclusions...
This workshop was organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and Centro de diseño, cine y television. It was made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation.

cross polination Cross-Pollination: Fashion & Politics
Online event

Students from FIT and the Mexican school CENTRO shared their diverse skills and perspectives in order to help each other arrive at interpretations of the MFIT exhibition Fashion & Politics. The results of this online collaboration are published here on MFIT’s website. Organized in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.
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