Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
The Proshansky Auditorium
Registration (register here)
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Roundtable 1: What makes a Fashion City?
Panelists: Joe Hancock, Veronica Manlow, Lisa Small, and Travis Haglin
Moderator: Eugenia Paulicelli
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Roundtable 2: Future Fashion in NYC
Panelists: Elizabeth Cline, Elizabeth Wissinger, Tabitha St. Bernard, and Minn Hur
Moderator: Tessa Maffucci
// Coffee Break //
4:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Film Screening: The True Cost (2015)
Followed by Q&A with director Andrew Morgan
Interviewed by Paul Julian Smith
KEYNOTE: Global Fashion, Women, and the Creative Industries
A Conversation with designer Reem Acra and Valerie Steele, Director, Museum at FIT
Moderator: Maria Conelli, Dean, School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, Brooklyn College.
World-renowned designer Reem Acra speaks with Valerie Steele of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in a featured event of the conference Global Fashion Capitals. Originally from Beirut, Acra studied at FIT in New York, and in Paris. She has dressed global style icons including Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Beyonce Knowles, and Jane Fonda. Acra’s prêt-a-porter and bridal collections are carried by top retailers, such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Steele is the director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT and editor in chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture.
*** Registration is free and open to the public ***
For more information about the morning session, which will be held at FIT, please click here.