Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

September 15, 2017 – January 6, 2018

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Fashion, Science, and Exploration Symposium

fse-symposium-coverTuesday, October 10, 10 am – 5 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor

The Museum at FIT presented its eighteenth academic symposium, Fashion, Science, and Exploration. This daylong event explored the impact of scientific thought on fashion in conjunction with two current MFIT exhibitions Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme and Force of Nature. Speakers delved into the influence of thinkers such as Charles Darwin, the history of exploration, the social implications of fur, and how environmental concerns are manifested in fashion and the visual arts.

Cover: Photograph by John Cowan, 1964. Copyright The John Cowan Archive.

Film: Unzipped

fc-fa17-unzippedTuesday, November 7 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

The Museum at FIT hosted a screening of the 1995 documentary film Unzipped, directed by Douglas Keeve. Unzipped presented a behind-the-scenes look at acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi, whose work is featured in our current exhibition, Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme. Patricia Mears, curator of Expedition, introduced the film and held a Q&A with Douglas Keeve.

Photo: Unzipped documentary film poster

Maria Cornejo: Zero

fc-fa17-cornejoMaria Cornejo in conversation with Patricia Mears

Thursday, November 16 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Maria Cornejo joined MFIT Deputy Director Patricia Mears for a presentation of the new book Maria Cornejo: Zero, an intimate look at Cornejo’s design processes and inspirations. Archival images of Tilda Swinton, Cindy Sherman, and First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as new pictures by fashion photographer Mark Borthwick, capture the femininity and artful minimalism of her designs. A book signing followed the presentation.

Photo: Maria Cornejo, courtesy of Zero + Maria Cornejo.