Film: Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution
Thursday, October 10 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution. The film recounts the 1973 “Battle of Versailles” fashion face-off between American and French designers at Chateau de Versailles that catapulted African American models onto the European stage and made a name for American designers overseas.

Paris, Capital of Fashion Symposium
Friday, October 18, 10 am – 5 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater
Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor

Paris, Capital of Fashion will be The Museum at FIT’s 22nd academic symposium. The one-day event will explore what it means for a city to be deemed a “fashion capital” and why Paris is generally considered the most prestigious and competitive fashion capital in the world.

Speakers will include Miren Arzalluz, director, the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris; Christopher Breward, director of collection and research, National Galleries of Scotland; Nancy L. Green, director of studies, Centre de Recherches Historiques; Dr. Valerie Steele, director of MFIT and curator of the exhibition Paris, Capital of Fashion; and others. View speakers list and bios.

John Galliano for Dior
André Leon Talley and Dr. Valerie Steele

Wednesday, December 4 | 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center

Join André Leon Talley and Valerie Steele as they discuss John Galliano for Dior (Thames & Hudson), the new book showcasing John Galliano’s creations for the House of Dior, captured in inspiring images by celebrated photographer Robert Fairer. The unforgettable designs, which have become collectors’ items and form a key chapter in the history of the House of Dior, are widely recognized as some of the most breathtaking and imaginative collections ever created.