FashionSpeak Fridays: Gender Bending Fashion
Friday, June 7
Illustrated lecture, discussion
In this presentation, we explore boundary-pushing designs, presenting the work of ground-breaking contemporary designers in the context of historical trends like the garçonne look of the 1920s and the peacock revolution of the 1960s. Gender bending fashion examines a rich history of fashion redefining conventions and expectations.
Michelle Tolini Finamore, Ph.D. is the Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has curated Gender Bending Fashion and Think Pink. She has also co-curated #techstyle and Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen at the MFA. Publications include Gaetano Savini: The Man Who Was Brioni and Hollywood Before Glamour: Fashion in American Silent Film. She co-authored Jewelry by Artists: In the Studio, 1940-2000. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art, and she has worked at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sotheby’s auction house.
Gender bending fashion is highly encouraged!
Alessandro Trincone, "Annodami” collection, Spring/Summer 2017. Photograph by Gioconda & August. Model: Andrea Antonelli. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first-served. RSVP: [email protected]