Monday, Sep 28, 2020 6:00p -
Online | French Cultural Center
Boston, MA 02116
Art, Date Idea, History, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
To celebrate the French Fashion Week, we are honored to welcome Valerie Steele, American fashion historian, curator, and director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Valerie will compare the French and American fashion. The presentation will be based on Valerie’s exhibit Paris, Capital of Fashion.
Fashion lovers, come ready with your questions, the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Event in English.
Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she has personally organized more than 25 exhibitions since 1997.
Steele combines serious scholarship (and a Yale Ph.D.) with a rare ability to communicate with general audiences. She is author or co-author of more than two dozen books, including Paris Fashion: A Cultural History, Women of Fashion, Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power, and Fashion Designers A-Z: The Collection of The Museum at FIT. Her books have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
As author, curator, editor, and public intellectual, Valerie Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies and in raising awareness of the cultural significance of fashion. She has appeared on many television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Undressed: The Story of Fashion. Described in The Washington Post as one of fashion's brainiest women and by Suzy Menkes as The Freud of Fashion, she is listed as one of The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry in the Business of Fashion 500 (2014-present).