This weekend is the Fashion, Sex and Power conference at the University of Minnesota. I’ll be there. Drop a line if you’re attending. If enough Worn Through readers are coming perhaps we’ll arrange cocktails after the event Friday or Saturday. Valerie Steele gives a keynote Friday that is free to attend, and Joanne Eicher gives a keynote Saturday (ticketed).
September 11-12, 2015
McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul MN 55108
What are the relationships between power, sex, and fashion across centuries and cultures? How does power in the 21st century relate to sex and fashion? How are men’s roles changing and what affect does it have on their power and masculinity? What impact does role-playing have on young girls and boys? How have these changing roles been portrayed in the media?
Presenters from South Africa, Nigeria, Italy, UK, Turkey, India, Korea, China, the US, and Canada will explore these topics and more through forty papers plus two free public lectures.
Friday, September 11- 1-4:30pm; Panel sessions (ticketed)
Two free public lectures and reception – 32 McNeal Hall
5:30pm; “Fashion, Sex and Power.” Keynote Address – Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, NY.
7:00 pm; “Alexey Brodovitch and Early Modernism in American Design.” R. Roger Remington, Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. Discussion following with Curt Lund and Ron Ott, co-curators of Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director; Tom Fisher facilitator.
8:00pm; Reception outside Goldstein Museum of Design’s Gallery 241. Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director will be open.
Saturday, September 12 – 9am-5pm; Panel sessions (ticketed).