Forgotten Fashion Symposium


L-R: Premet daysuit & Callot Soeurs daysuit, c. 1930 from Ann Bony's book, Mode des Années 30

I apologize for the deplorable lack of recent updating!

For those of you who may not know me, I’m finishing up my last semester of my last year in the Fashion and Textile Studies Master’s program at FIT. Lately, I’ve been quite busy preparing a paper I’m presenting at our annual graduate symposium which is next Saturday, May 6th.

This year’s symposium is entitled Forgotten Fashion and will include lectures on forgotten designers, fashion editors, fashion models and even forgotten fashion materials. Our keynote speaker is Clare Sauro, Assistant Curator from The Museum at FIT, who will speak about the use of cellophane as an avant-garde fashion material in the 1930s. My lecture will be on the forgotten couture house of Premet.

The event is free, along with a complimentary lunch. I invite you to attend if you can. It should be a fascinating day for those interesting in obscure fashion history and fashion in general.

11am-5pm in Seminar Room 9, D Building Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, NYC

I have many topics in mind for new posts including the upcoming Balenciaga exhibitions in Paris and in Texas. I hope to have them up next week, so please stay tuned.

Sonya Mooney