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A Queer History of Fashion Symposium

Haft Auditorium, FIT (227 W 27th St New York, NY) Map it Free

The Museum at FIT’s thirteenth fashion symposium, A Queer History of Fashion, boasts twenty participants, more than any symposium we've held yet. Over the course of two days, an international array of scholars, authors, designers, and curators will discuss both historical and contemporary issues related to queer designers, icons, fashion and style. And this year it's FREE!

Schedule includes
Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, Welcoming remarks
Dr. Valerie Steele, “A Queer History of Fashion”
Simon Doonan and Fred Dennis in conversation
James Gager, “MAC: All Ages, All Races, All Sexes”
Dr. Christopher Breward, “Couture as Queer Auto/Biography”
John Bartlett, “My Life as a Gay Designer”
Dr. Monica L. Miller, “All Hail the Q.U.E.E.N.: Janelle Monae and A Tale of the Tux”
Fran Lebowitz and Valerie Steele in conversation
Kevin Sessums, “The World was Safer Sitting Under my Grandmother’s Singer Sewing Machine:
A Sissy’s Remembrance of a Boyhood Filled with Butterick Patterns and Bouffant Palaver”
Vicki Karaminas, “‘Born This Way’: Lesbian Style Since the Eighties”
Liz Collins, “Art Dykes and Hag Fags: An Insider’s View of Queer Style Icons”
Hal Rubenstein, “Do Gay Clothes Have More Fun?”
Randolph Trumbach, “Man-Milliners and Macaronis: Clothes, Same-Sex Desire, and the 18th-Century Origins of the Modern Sexual System”
Elizabeth Wilson, “What Does a Lesbian Look Like?”
Dr. Deirdre Clemente, “Life in the Closet: Deconstructing Liberace’s Wardrobe”
Shaun Cole, “Queerly Visible: Gay Men, Dress, and Style 1990-2013”
Jonathan D. Katz, “Queer Self-Fashioning”
Ralph Rucci, “The Greatest Gay Fashion Designers”
Reina Lewis, “Out of the Closet and Into the Wardrobe”
Joel Sanders, “Closet Space: Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolph and the Runway”
Omar Sharif, Jr., “The Fashion of Philanthropy”
Fred Dennis, “Reality Check: Gay Bashers and Bullies”

Mindy Bond, Editor

A Queer History of Fashion Symposium

Haft Auditorium, FIT (227 W 27th St New York, NY) Map it Free
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