Upcoming Fashion Lectures

1920s New Yorker cover from "What a Dame! Tracking the Origins of the New York Woman in 1920s Media and 1930s Film" by Lisa Santandrea

April seems to be introducing a slew of fashion lectures. This Friday April 4, the NYU costume studies MA is hosting its yearly symposium, "The Seventh Richard Martin Visual Culture Symposium." The keynote speaker is Jan Glier Reeder, curator of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Documentation Project. Other lectures' topics include a talk on guerrilla stores (by Emily Marshall Orr) and a lecture by Lisa Santandrea, which tracks the origin of the New York Woman in 1920s Media and 1930s Film.

The symposium is taking place 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, tel. (212) 998-5700.

Coming up next week at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a talk by Christian Louboutin, which has been organized concomitantly with the Louboutin’s exhibition curated by the graduate students at FIT. (The talk is to take place on April 9 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheatre.)

The next day (from 6pm to 8pm) a panel titled “Women Rule Fashion”—moderated by FIT curators Molly Sorkin and Colleen Hill—will engage in a discussion on the way the fashion industry has historically and at times uncharacteristically allowed women to gain leadership positions. Joining in the discussion are designer Catherine Malandrino, Vogue editor Sally Singer, photographer Maria Chandoha Valentino and Susan Sokol, president of Vera Wang.