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Fashion and Textile Studies Symposium 2017

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Fashion Institute of Technology

227 West 27th Street

Feldman Center, Ninth Floor, Robert Lagary Board Room

New York, NY 10001

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DRESSING NEW YORK: IDENTITY AND EXPERIENCE

The Annual Research Symposium of the Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, Museum Practice Program at FIT’s School of Graduate Studies

Noon Welcome

Denyse Montegut

Chair, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

Keynote Presentation

In New York Fashion: Ruth Finley and the Fashion Calendar

Natalie Nudell, Adjunct Instructor F.I.T. and Berkeley College

Natalie Nudell in conversation with Ruth Finley, founder of The Fashion Calendar


12:45 A Fading Custom: The Reluctant Disappearance of Dressmaking in New York

Chelsea Payne

1:05 Hickson: Unraveling a New York City Fashion House, 1914-1923

Hannah Benson

1:25 Eternally Ladylike: Sophie of Saks, 1929-1969

Harper Franklin

1:45 Discussion

2:00 Refreshment Break

2:20 Protest and Professionalism: Dress of Early Female Doctors Who Chose Reform Costume or Masculine

Attire

Lily Fehler

2:40 The Great Divide of 1960: Norman Norell’s Culotte

Lucy Carey

3:00 "Who Are The Mystery Girls?": Deconstructing the New York Dolls' Image

Sarah Jean Culbreth

3:20 Fantasies of Opulence: Racial Dynamics of Drag Balls in New York City, 1890-1969

Regan Loggans

3:40 Discussion

3:55 Refreshment Break

4:15 Depression-Era New York: Dress and Photographs of Fashionable Society

Daniel Gustina

4:35 “A Good Designer Need Not Breathe the Air of Paris”: Lois Long on Elizabeth Hawes and Muriel King

Nancy MacDonell

4:55 Through the Glass: A Look into New York City Window Dressing, 1935-1950

Blair Lenz

5:15 Seventeen and Sassy: The Evolution of Teenage Identity in the Twentieth Century

Lana Bittman

5:35 Discussion

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Fashion Institute of Technology

227 West 27th Street

Feldman Center, Ninth Floor, Robert Lagary Board Room

New York, NY 10001

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