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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.


You may also register by phone: 212.217.4585 or via email: museuminfo@fitnyc.edu


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Fall 2014 Programs


"martha graham" Katherine Crockett in Martha Graham’s Spectre-1914, by Christopher Jones.
Dance Performance: Lamentation and Spectre-1914
The Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet Eilber,
Doo-Ri Chung, and Melissa Marra

Tuesday, October 28 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Members of the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform two of Graham’s classic solos, Lamentation and Spectre-1914, to be followed by a discussion with artistic director Janet Eilber, Doo-Ri Chung, a designer inspired by Graham’s synthesis of movement and fabric, and Melissa Marra, MFIT associate curator of education.

Presented in collaboration with Martha Graham Dance Company.

"Misty Copeland"Gregg Delman
Misty Copeland
in Conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele

Tuesday, November 4 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join Valerie Steele, curator of the exhibition Dance & Fashion, for a conversation with Misty Copeland. Misty 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 award-winning journalist and author Charisse Jones, and of the picture book Firebird (2014) in collaboration with award-winning illustrator and author Christopher Myers.


""Courtesy of Cadolle.
Poupie and Patricia Cadolle
in Conversation with Colleen Hill

Thursday, November 6 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join Colleen Hill, curator of the exhibition Exposed: A History of Lingerie, for a conversation with Poupie and Patricia Cadolle about their family-run business, founded in Paris in 1889 by Herminie Cadolle—an early advocate of the modern brassiere. Cadolle is one of the few lingerie brands that continue to offer couture lingerie.


"" DUO: artisan and her product. Courtesy of emiLime handcrafted.
Handmaking Luxury - Challenges to Artisan Enterprise Development
Jasmine Aarons, Adrienne Chaillé, Emily Green,
Luna Lee, and Annie Millican

Thursday, November 13 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

How artisan-focused companies foster economic development will be the focus of a lively discussion with Adrienne Chaillé of Green Design Link; Annie Millican of Dara Artisans; Jasmine Aarons, CEO and design director of VOZ; Emily Green, founder and lead designer of emiLime handcrafted; and Luna Lee of the Social Consciousness Department at Eileen Fisher.


"" Reigna Fall photo of Team Vicious dancers dressed in Rick Owens.
Team Vicious Steppers Workshop
Team Vicious

Tuesday, November 18 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor

Rick Owens made headlines when the Team Vicious Steppers presented his spring/summer 2014 collection. In this workshop, members of the Team Vicious dance team will teach you the steps they used to storm the runway in Paris. The workshop is followed by a Q&A with lead stepper LeeAnét Noble, whose company’s mission is “to fuse a variety of art forms into one loud announcement of power and beauty.”

This workshop has been made possible through the support of the FIT President’s Diversity Grant Fund.

Talk & Tours

""Poirette bra, 1949, USA, gift of Bestform Inc. Christian Dior petticoat, 1951, France, gift of Despina Messinesi.
Exposed Talk & Tours

Wednesday, November 12 | 10:30 am - SOLD OUT

Fashion & Textile History Gallery

Colleen Hill, associate curator of accessories, traces developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present, showing that as the relationship between dress and the body has been redefined over time, so too have the function and appearance of lingerie.


""Bonwit Teller, evening gown, pink chiffon, c.1920, USA, gift of Linda Wilson.
Dance and Fashion Talk & Tours

Wednesday, November 19 | 10:30 am - SOLD OUT
Monday, November 24 | 6 pm - SOLD OUT

Special Exhibitions Gallery

Dance & Fashion explores the relationship between two great embodied art forms: dance and fashion. Organized by Valerie Steele, this exhibition focuses on dance costumes created by fashion designers and fashions inspired by dance. The emphasis is on ballet and modern dance, but other dance forms, such as tango, flamenco, and stepping, are featured.


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