Symposia

Undressing the Fashionable Myth Symposium

The founders of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture established an exclusive trade union in 1868 made up of fashion houses that produced one of a kind garments of the highest quality for their clients – haute couture. These days, the phrase haute couture is nothing more than a buzzword and is often used … Continue reading

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Exhibitions / Lectures

Lecture: Sustainable Fashion Futures – Mathilda Tham at FIT

Sustainable Fashion Futures – Mathilda Tham Thursday, June 17, 6-8 pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor Dr. Mathilda Tham will discuss how fashion and our relationship with it can incorporate more sustainable ideas, practices, and processes. Dr. Tham is a Visiting Professor in Fashion at Beckmans College of … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Exhibition

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Fashion & Textile History Gallery May 26 – November 13, 2010 The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green … Continue reading

Symposia

Annual Fashion and Textile Studies Symposium

Annual Fashion and Textile Studies Symposium Americans in Paris: Designers, Buyers, Editors, Photographers, Models, and Clients in Paris Fashion Since Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson first brought the “American look” to the court of Versailles, American have played a vital role in Paris fashion. Graduate students in FIT’s M.A. program in Fashion and Textile Studies … Continue reading

Lectures

Think Pink! Forecasting National Color Trends from Midtown Manhattan, 1920s – 1950s

F.I.T. NYC Lecture: Think Pink! Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Who predicted color trends before Pantone and the Color Marketing Group? This talk explores the careers of America’s first professional color forecasters and their efforts to coordinate the flow of color information through the millinery, leather, garment, and textile … Continue reading