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    Dear Friends,

    Below is information about public events, talks, and programs that will take place at FIT throughout the spring. All are free, though some request registration.

    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
    Government and Community Relations
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, Room B905
    New York, NY 10001
    T. 212-217-4700 F. 212-217-4701

    FIT Public Programs and Events
    FIT is pleased to invite you to events that are free and open to the public.
    Unless otherwise indicated, events are held in:
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
    Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Seventh Avenue at 27th Street


    For some events, reservations are required as space is limited.

    FACES AND PLACES IN FASHION LECTURE SERIES
    Selected Mondays, 4 pm
    Click
    here for most up-to-date schedule


    This lecture series is a forum for prominent fashion professionals to discuss their trade, experience, and perspective on the business. The series is led by Joshua Williams who holds a master's degree in Global Fashion Management from FIT and has over ten years of experience as a creative director, stylist, and producer.

    April 4 - James Aguiar, national fashion director, Modern Luxury
    April 11 - Lisa Padovani, film and television costume designer
    April 18 - Yuli Ziv, founder and chief executive officer of Style Coalition
    April 25 - John Collins, director of women’s ready-to-wear, Bergdorf Goodman
    May 2 - Patrick Schmitz, founder and chief executive officer of Muirbury & Co.
    May 9 - Fashion Service Network panel discussion



    COLLABORATION IN FASHION
    Charlotte Cowles, Becca McCharen, and Christian Stroble
    Wednesday, March 30, 6 pm
    RSVP:
    museuminfo@fitnyc.eduor call 212 217.4585


    Join fashion industry leaders Charlotte Cowles, senior features editor of Harper’s Bazaar; Becca McCharen, 2013 DENYC grand prize winner and founder of the futuristic fashion line Chromat; and stylist Christian Stroble for a discussion of the many ways that collaboration inspires and enriches their work.

    Organized as part of the Fashion Culture series, in collaboration with FIT’s School of Graduate Studies and the exhibition The Women of Harper’s Bazaar, 1936-1958.


    The Museum at FIT’s Fashion Culture series provides new perspectives on the culture of fashion.


    FAIRY TALE IMAGERY
    Natalie Frank, Kirsty Mitchell, and Colleen Hill

    Thursday, March 31, 6 pm
    John E. Reeves Great Hall
    RSVP:
    museuminfo@fitnyc.eduor call 212 217.4585


    Visual artists Natalie Frank and Kirsty Mitchell join Colleen Hill, curator of the MFIT exhibition Fairy Tale Fashion, to discuss the use of fairy tale imagery in their work. Frank’s recent exhibition, The Brothers Grimm, featured 25 chalk and pastel drawings. Mitchell’s dream-like photographs intertwine fantasy, literature, and personal meditations.
    Organized as part of the Fashion Culture series, in collaboration with the Gladys Marcus Library.


    The Museum at FIT’s Fashion Culture series provides new perspectives on the culture of fashion.

    QUALITY CONTROL
    Kevin Jerome Everson
    Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 pm
    Pomerantz Center, Room D207

    Filmed in the summer of 2010, in a dry cleaning facility in Pritchard, AL, Quality Control exhibits the acts and conditions around labor. It is similar stylistically, in form and rhythm, to Everson’s award-winning and critically acclaimed previous films, including Erie. Everson won the 2012 Alpert Award for Film and has been the subject of mid-career retrospectives at the Viennale (2014); Visions du Reel, Switzerland (2012); the Whitney Museum of American Art (2011); and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009). A Q&A will follow the screening.


    Part of the Film and Media Screening Series.

    BEHIND THE BLING
    Jon Han and Alexandra Zsigmond
    Wednesday, April 6, 6:30 pm


    Illustrator Jon Han and The New York Times Opinion section’s Art Director Alexandra Zsigmond will discuss their award-winning editorial series “The Subject of Death.”


    Part of the Behind the Bling series, sponsored by the Illustration MFA Program.

    ROMAINE BROOKS: A LIFE
    Cassandra Langer
    Thursday, April 7, 6 pm
    RSVP:
    museuminfo@fitnyc.eduor call 212 217.4585


    Art historian Cassandra Langer introduces her lively biography of expatriate American painter Romaine Brooks (1874-1970). Langer will discuss Brooks and her paintings in the context of fashion, patronage, feminism, and sexual fluidity.


    A book signing will follow the presentation.


    Part of The Museum at FIT’s Fashion Culture series, which provides new perspectives on the culture of fashion.

    READING OF THE NAMES OF HOLOCAUST VICTIMS
    Thursday, April 7, 9 am–1 pm, 2–5 pm
    Dubinsky Student Center Dining Hall


    Please volunteer for 15 minutes to read the names of men, women, and children killed during the Holocaust. The reading of the names is a symbolic and personal way to remember these victims of war and terror. Personal names may be added to the names provided to each speaker. To arrange a time to read, contact Mina Freeman at 212 217.3570.
    Part of FIT’s Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration.

    SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING THE HOLOCAUST
    Dr. Rochelle Saidel
    Thursday, April 7, 1 pm
    Pomerantz Center, Room D207


    The issue of rape and sexual abuse has remained the last frontier for inclusion in women’s stories in the Holocaust narrative. Dr. Rochelle Saidel, founder and executive director of the Remember the Women Institute, has proven that this issue is a significant component of the study of Holocaust history. Saidel will provide background and examples of how women’s Holocaust experiences included sexual violence of various types in a number of settings. During the Holocaust, as in earlier genocides and those that have taken place more recently, women were targeted for gendered sexual violation.
    Part of FIT’s Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration.

    TENTH ANNUAL SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND DESIGN CONFERENCE: CREATIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
    Tuesday, April 12, 8:15 am–5 pm
    John E. Reeves Great Hall
    To RSVP and for further information, including a full list of speakers, click
    here.


    Each year FIT’s Sustainability Council organizes and hosts a business and design conference on the campus. The purpose of the event is to inform, involve, and inspire the entire FIT community about sustainability and how to incorporate sustainability as a model into all aspects of our lives. Among the featured speakers are William Sharples, principal, SHoP Architects, and Sass Brown, acting associate dean, School of Art and Design.

    FILM SCREENING: PHOENIX
    Andrew Weinstein and Terry Ginder
    Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 pm
    Pomerantz Center, Room D207


    A.O. Scott of The New York Times described Phoenix, director Christian Petzold’s 2015 film, as “a compact, haunting thriller...of post-war Germany,” and “intriguing, coolly intelligent and flawlessly paced.” The film is in German with English subtitles. A brief discussion of the film follows, conducted by Andrew Weinstein of FIT’s History of Art Department and Terry Ginder, sexual violence prevention educator.


    This event is co-sponsored by the Social Sciences Department and the Film and Media program.

    THIS YEAR’S MODEL: FASHION, MEDIA, AND THE MAKING OF GLAMOUR
    Elizabeth Wissinger
    Tuesday, April 12, 6 pm
    RSVP:
    museuminfo@fitnyc.eduor call 212 217.4585


    Elizabeth Wissinger presents her book, This Year’s Model: Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour, an illustrated history of modeling and an incisive critique of fashion media. Wissinger shows that the work of the fashion model has been so amplified by digital media that we all have come to manage ourselves as brands.


    A book signing will follow the presentation.


    Organized as part of The Museum at FIT’s Fashion Culture series, which provides new perspectives on the culture of fashion.

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    RAG & BONE IN CONVERSATION WITH EMMA MCCLENDON
    Marcus Wainwright and David Neville
    Wednesday, April 13, 6 pm
    RSVP:
    museuminfo@fitnyc.eduor call 212 217.4585


    Join New York-based fashion designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag & bone for a conversation with MFIT curator Emma McClendon. Starting out with a single pair of jeans, rag & bone has grown into a global fashion brand with a philosophy that combines expert craftsmanship with attention to detail.
    Organized as part of The Museum at FIT’s Fashion Culture series, which provides new perspectives on the culture of fashion.

    2016 LAWRENCE ISRAEL PRIZE LECTURE: SHoP
    Thursday, April 14, 6:30 pm


    The Interior Design Department honors renowned design firm SHoP with its 2016 Lawrence Israel Prize. Coren Sharples, an architect and one of the founders of SHoP, will present an illustrated lecture on their current and upcoming projects, including FIT’s new academic building that will be built on the 28th Street campus.

    TRUE STYLE: THE HISTORY & PRINCIPLES OF CLASSIC MENSWEAR
    G. Bruce Boyer, Jonathan Capeheart, Guy Trebay, and Patricia Mears
    Tuesday, April 19, 6 pm
    RSVP:
    museuminfo@fitnyc.eduor call 212 217.4585



    G. Bruce Boyer, men’s fashion editor and author of True Style: The History & Principles of Classic Menswear, will discuss contemporary men’s dress and its history, styles, principles, and trends. Joining him will be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart; New York Times cultural reporter Guy Trebay; and MFIT Deputy Director Patricia Mears.

    A book signing will follow the presentation.


    SIXTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DANCE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
    Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 pm; doors open at 5:15 pm
    Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium

    The Sixth Annual International Dance and Music Festival will include gospel music, tango, Russian and Eastern European dance, Middle Eastern dance and music, classical Indian dance, Bollywood dance, and Afro-Caribbean dance.

    Sponsored by the Diversity Council; the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures; the Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts; ABM; and Weeks-Lerman.


    COMPANY CULTURE MATTERS
    Miguel Fluxá
    Wednesday, April 20, 6 pm
    Click here to
    RSVP


    Company culture helps to shape the supply chain, and also influences how a company adopts and implements sustainable measures. Miguel Fluxá, CEO of Camper, discusses the iconic shoe brand’s capsule collection. The collection was inspired by and produced in Africa, together with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) the flagship program of the International Trade Center, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.

    Part of The Hand of Fashion series which brings industry leaders in sustainable fashion practices together with friends and collaborators of the
    Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI).


    ARTISANSHIP IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
    Hirofumi Kurino
    Friday, April 22, 6 pm
    Click here to
    RSVP


    Visionary Hirofumi Kurino, co-founder and creative advisor of United Arrows, has shaped Japan’s most iconic menswear brand through his belief in the value of artisanship and sustainable practices. United Arrows and its label TÉGÊ are both built around these beliefs, and benefit from their collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative.

    Part of The Hand of Fashion series which brings industry leaders in sustainable fashion practices together with friends and collaborators of the
    Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI).


    THE LOOKS OF LOVE
    Hal Rubenstein
    Tuesday, April 26, 6 pm
    RSVP:
    museuminfo@fitnyc.eduor call 212 217.4585


    Hal Rubenstein, former men’s style editor of The New York Times Magazine and currently editor-at-large of InStyle, presents his new book, The Looks of Love, in which he discusses 50 of the most influential romantic moments in style. Playful, profound, stylish, and sophisticated, The Looks of Love combines more than 225 images and essays.
    A book signing will follow the presentation.


    Organized as part of The Museum at FIT’s Fashion Culture series, which provides new perspectives on the culture of fashion.

    IN THE MORNING
    Neferti Nguvu
    Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 pm
    Pomerantz Center, Room D207


    In her feature film debut, Nefertiti Nguvu presents a movie about love and its inevitable changes by charting the emotional anatomy of several relationships over the course of one day. In the Morning premiered at the Urban World Film Festival in New York and won the Audience Award as Best Feature Film. A Q&A will follow the screening.


    Part of the Film and Media Screening Series.

    SUSTAINABILTY IN FASHION
    Aurora James
    Monday, May 9, 6:30 pm
    Click here to
    RSVP


    Aurora James, the designer behind the brand Brother Vellies, will discuss sustainability in design and the future of fashion.

    Part of The Hand of Fashion series, which brings industry leaders in sustainable fashion practices together with friends and collaborators of the
    Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI).


    THE FUTURE OF FASHION EMPLOYMENT
    Floriane de Saint Pierre
    Thursday, May 11, 6 pm
    Haft Auditorium
    Click here to
    RSVP


    Floriane de Saint Pierre, founder of Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés, advises some of the biggest fashion brands worldwide on human resources. In collaboration with the EFI, she helps promote new designers from Africa through her innovative web platform Eyes on Talents.


    Part of The Hand of Fashion series, which brings industry leaders in sustainable fashion practices together with friends and collaborators of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI).

    Exhibitions
    The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is located on the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue at 27th Street. MFIT is free and open to the public. Hours are Tuesday–Friday, noon–8 pm; Saturday, 10 am–5 pm.

    THE WOMEN OF HARPER’S BAZAAR, 1936-1958
    Through April 2
    Gallery FIT, MFIT


    Organized by FIT’s School of Graduate Studies, The Women of Harper’s Bazaar, 1936-1958 explores the collaboration between editor-in-chief Carmel Snow, fashion editor Diana Vreeland, and photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Fashion photography and garments from MFIT’s collection show how these three women reinvigorated Harper’s Bazaar.

    FAIRY TALE FASHION
    Through April 16, 2016
    Special Exhibitions Gallery, MFIT

    #FairyTaleFashion

    Organized by associate curator Colleen Hill, Fairy Tale Fashion features more than 80 objects placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings designed by architect Kim Ackert. Since fairy tales are not often set in a specific time period, Fairy Tale Fashion includes garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. There is a particular emphasis on extraordinary 21st-century fashions by designers such as Thom Browne, Dolce and Gabbana, Tom Ford, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Prada, Rodarte, and Walter Van Beirendonck, among others.

    DENIM: FASHION’S FRONTIER
    Through May 7, 2016
    Fashion and Textile History Gallery, MFIT
    #DenimHistory


    Denim: Fashion’s Frontierexplores the multifaceted history of denim and its relationship with high fashion from the 19th century to the present. The exhibition features more than 70 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, many of which have never been on view. In addition to the history of jeans, Denim examines a variety of denim garments—from work wear to haute couture—in order to shed new light on how a particular style of woven cotton has come to dominate the clothing industry and the way people dress around the globe.

    SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN GRADUATING STUDENT EXHIBITION
    May 10–19
    Various locations on campus


    The Fashion Institute of Technology showcases the extraordinary work of students graduating from the college’s School of Art and Design. View works from programs including Toy Design, Illustration, Packaging Design, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, and many others.

    UNIFORMITY
    Opens May 20
    Fashion and Textile History Gallery, MFIT


    Uniformity will explore the dynamic history behind a variety of uniforms, considering both their social role and their influence on high fashion. The exhibition will be organized thematically to focus on four categories of uniforms: military, work, school, and sports. The exhibition will include more than 70 objects from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection, many of which have never before been on view.

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