FashionSpeak Fridays Exhibitionism:
50 Years of The Museum at FIT
Friday, March 22
Illustrated lecture, discussion, performance
Join the director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Valerie Steele, for a virtual tour of the museum’s retrospective celebrating its 50th anniversary. On display until April 20 and taken from the museum’s permanent holdings, Exhibitionism is bringing back a selection of styles from 33 of the most influential exhibitions since 1971.
Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she has organized more than 25 diverse exhibitions since 1997, including The Corset, Gothic: Dark Glamour, A Queer History of Fashion, Dance and Fashion, and most recently, Pink. She is also the author/ editor of more than 25 books and the founder and editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture.
Exhibition inspired outfits are encouraged!
Pictured: Harry Gordon, paper dress, 1968, England, gift of Stephen Pietri. Featured in Fashion and Surrealism (1987).