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    Dear Friends,

    Below is information about some captivating events and programs that will take place at FIT this fall. All exhibitions and Talk and Tours at The Museum at FIT are free.

    We hope that you will have the opportunity to join us, so that you can discover — or rediscover — all that FIT has to share with you.

    With best wishes,

    Lisa

    Lisa Wager
    Director of Government and Community Relations
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, room B905
    New York, NY 10001
    tel: 212-217-4700 fax: 212-217-4701


    EXPOSED: A HISTORY OF LINGERIE
    Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT Through November 15


    Corset, silk and wool, circa 1880, France, museum purchase.
    Bustle, polka-dot cotton, circa 1880, USA, museum purchase.

    Exposed: A History of Lingerie traces developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present, featuring more than 70 of the most delicate, luxurious, and immaculately crafted objects from the museum’s permanent collection, many of which have never before been shown. Each piece illustrates key developments in fashion, such as changes in silhouette, shifting ideals of propriety, and advancements in technology.

    DANCE & FASHION
    Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
    September 13, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    Halston, woman’s costume for Tangled Night, 1986,
    lent by Martha Graham Dance Company.

    Dance & Fashion will feature nearly 100 dance costumes and dance-inspired fashions, ranging from the 19th century to the present. Dance & Fashion opens with a superb display of ballet costumes and related fashions from the 1830s, the era of the Romantic ballet. The pointe shoes of famous dancers such as Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn are juxtaposed with high-fashion footwear by Christian Louboutin and Noritaka Tatehana that were inspired by ballet shoes.

    Programs

    Fashion Culture programs are organized by The Museum at FIT (MFIT) to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.

    All events and films are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, they are held in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, located in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center at FIT on Seventh Avenue at 27th Street.

    Reservations are required as space is limited. To register, email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu or visit fitnyc.edu/museum.


    HOMER LAYNE: MY LIFE WITH CHARLES JAMES AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL
    Homer Layne and Dorothea Mink
    Thursday, September 18, 6 pm


    Charles James, evening dress, taupe silk crepe, 1956.
    Homer Layne was the trusted assistant to renowned American couturier Charles James. Join Layne as he is interviewed by Dorothea Mink, professor for fashion design at the University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany. Following the interview, Layne will give a demonstration of Charles James’ approach to draping.

    RADICAL GLAM: THE FILMS OF CHARLES ATLAS
    Charles Atlas and Michelle Handelman
    Tuesday, September 23, 6 pm
    Film and Media Screening Room D207, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center


    Charles Atlas, still from Because We Must, 1989,
    image courtesy of the artist and Vilma Gold, London

    A pioneering figure in film and video for more than four decades, Charles Atlas will screen his work with choreographers Merce Cunningham and Michael Clark, and his latest documentary, Turning, a collaboration with Antony and the Johnsons. Joining him will be Michelle Handelman, FIT associate professor of Film, Media, and the Performing Arts.


    (Organized in collaboration with the Department of Film, Media, and the Performing Arts at FIT.)

    THE FUTURE OF FASHION TECH
    Brandon Holley, Alvin Valley, Alexandra Wilson, and Eric Wilson
    Tuesday, October 7, 6 pm
    Eric Wilson of InStyle magazine will moderate this panel examining how the internet has transformed the business of fashion. Designer Alvin Valley, Gilt founder Alexandra Wilson, and, former editor in chief of Lucky magazine Brandon Holley will consider the future of e-commerce.

    FILM SCREENING: FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO
    Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Blanca Li, and Michelle Handelman
    Thursday, October 9, 6 pm

    Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Photograph courtesy of Puig.

    Join us for a screening of clips from Carlos Saura’s documentary film Flamenco, Flamenco, followed by a conversation with Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, choreographer Blanca Li, and FIT Associate Professor of Film, Media, and the Performing Arts Michelle Handelman.

    (Organized in collaboration with the Film, Media, and the Performing Arts Department at FIT, and the Consulate General of Spain in New York.)

    THE SCANDALS OF SCHIAPARELLI
    Meryle Secrest
    Tuesday, October 14, 6 pm
    Join Meryle Secrest for a presentation of her new book, Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography, the first in-depth telling of the colorful life story of this great couturier and surrealist. A Pulitzer Prize–nominated biographer, Secrest was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 2006.

    DANCE PERFORMANCE: LAMENTATION and SPECTRE-1914
    The Martha Graham Dance Company, Janet Eilber, Doo-Ri Chung, and Melissa Marra
    Tuesday, October 28, 6 pm


    Katherine Crockett in Martha Graham’s Spectre-1914
    by Christopher Jones.

    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 the Martha Graham Dance Company.)

    LAURENCE KING PUBLISHERS DAY @ FIT:
    KAROLYN KIISEL, DEAN RHYS MORGAN AND SASS BROWN
    Tuesday, November 4, 3:30 – 6:30 pm
    Laurence King Publishing authors event: Karolyn Kiisel discusses Draping: The Complete Course and provides a draping demo; Dean Rhys Morgan discusses his book on the 1980s fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes, and Sass Brown discusses Eco Fashion. Books are available for purchase and book signings follow each talk.

    POUPIE AND PATRICIA CADOLLE IN CONVERSATION WITH COLLEEN HILL
    Thursday, November 6, 6 pm
    Patricia and Poupie Cadolle,
    courtesy of Cadolle.


    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.
    HANDMAKING LUXURY – CHALLENGES TO ARTISAN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
    Jasmine Aarons, Adrienne Chaillé, Emily Green, Luna Lee, Annie Millican, and Dr. Regina A. Root
    Thursday, November 13, 6 pm
    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; Luna Lee of the social consciousness department at Eileen Fisher; and Dr. Regina A. Root, associate professor of Hispanic studies at the College of William and Mary.

    TEAM VICIOUS STEPPERS WORKSHOP
    Team Vicious
    Tuesday, November 18, 6 pm
    Rick Owens made headlines when the Team Vicious Steppers presented his spring/summer 2014 collection. In this workshop, you can learn the steps they used to storm the runway in Paris, 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 and Tours
    Scheduled on selected Monday evenings and weekday mornings, tours begin in the museum lobby on the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue at 27th Street. Reservations are required.

    DANCE & FASHION
    Monday, September 22, 6 pm
    Wednesday, November 19, 10:30 am
    Monday, November 24, 6 pm

    Dance & Fashion explores the relationship between two great embodied art forms: dance and fashion. Organized by Dr. 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 also featured.

    EXPOSED: A HISTORY OF LINGERIE
    Monday, September 29, 6 pm
    Wednesday, October 15, 10:30 am
    Wednesday, November 12, 10:30 am

    As the final barrier to the nude body, lingerie is simultaneously modest and erotic. Organized by MFIT associate curator Colleen Hill, Exposed: A History of Lingerie 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.

    Fashion Symposium

    DANCE & FASHION

    Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24
    Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
    Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor
    Free and open to the public


    La Source, Opéra national de Paris, October 2011;
    choreography by Jean-Guillaume Bart;
    costumes by Christian Lacroix;
    photograph by Anne Deniau.

    The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is pleased to announce its 14th annual fashion symposium, Dance & Fashion, which will take place on Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24. The symposium will explore how dance costume has inspired fashion, and how fashion designers have increasingly been creating dance costumes. Topics include Rei Kawakubo’s collaboration with Merce Cunningham and Rick Owens’ fashion shows featuring steppers. There will be approximately 16 speakers, including all nine contributors to the companion book to the concurrent MFIT exhibition Dance & Fashion. Invited speakers include Marc Happel, costume director of the New York City Ballet, designer Narciso Rodriguez, dancer Wendy Whelan, and artist and photographer Anne Deniau.
    Admission to the symposium is free. To register, go to fitnyc.edu/museum or call 212 217.4585.

    The Fashion Symposium is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Couture Council, the Coby Foundation, and MAC Cosmetics.

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    Re: FIT Fall Events 2014

    Some of those events look really interesting. I had no idea Charles Atlas made films!

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    • #3
      Re: FIT Fall Events 2014

      there is also a few private tours for chelsea residents- you have to make reservations as they are on an off day in evenings- not on the usual day of week the museum is open

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