This Fall Pratt School of Design has presented a free series of lectures titled: Fashion on 14th, which takes place on Monday nights. I’ve been hoping to cover one of the talks for Worn Through, but one circumstance after another has prevented that from happening. However, this Monday is the final lecture of the season and I wanted to be sure not to miss the opportunity to share the information for those that might not have heard about these great talks yet.
The season began with Alexander Bolton from the Metropolitan Museum of Art looking back on the Alexander McQueen exhibition with a lecture titled McQueen: A Case Study of Curatorial Process. The following weeks included talks devoted to topics such as Fashion and Sustainability, and Fashion and Film presented by Jessica Glasscock (Future Fatale: Kick-ass Women of Sci-fi from Metropolis to The Matrix) and Drake Stutesman (A New Kind of Love). The designer talks have included Daniel Silver and Steven Cox of Duckie Brown, and more established participants like Jeffrey Banks & Stan Herman. There was even a panel for emerging scholars that focused on Fashion & Sound.
One of the most enjoyable features of this lecture series, is how it has brought scholars together from a range of disciplines and methodologies within fashion studies, as well as brought faculty together from various institutions. Although I was disappointed that one of the talks that I was really looking forward to with Kaat Debo, director from MOMU, had to be cancelled due to illness, I’m hoping that they’ll be able to convince her to reschedule for a future season, and looking forward to seeing what they put together next!
Here’s the info fror Monday’s event via the Pratt Institute website:
PRATT FASHION ON 14TH: Fashion 2.0
Monday, Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:00 pm @ Pratt Manhattan Campus: 144 West 14th St. (Room 213), 6 to 8 pm
Moderated by Tamsen Schwartzman (Museum Media Manager, FIT; www.fitnyc.edu)
Francesca Granata, PhD (Assistant Professor, Parsons; www.fashionprojects.org)
Sarah Scaturro (Conservator, The Costume Institute/MMA; www.exhibitingfashion.com)