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'The History of Fashion Exhibitions, From Bland to Blockbusters' Webinar

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by denisebrain, Nov 8, 2021.

  1. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    If you haven't caught this presentation by @saraidacavage for the New York Adventure Club, you're in for a treat! You can get a ticket HERE. It's tonight at 7:00pm ET, but if you have a ticket, you can watch the replay any time during the upcoming week.

    Sara covers:
    • A crash-course through the history of fashion exhibitions, from examples of groundbreaking curators to shows that changed how the world views fashion and art
    • A discussion on the central debates that have surrounded fashion exhibitions from their inception, including issues related to commercialism, historical accuracy, and even the concept of fashion as a form of art
    • A look at the importance of material culture and what we can learn from examining historic garments and accessories, as well as the unique challenges that curators and conservators face when working with these types of objects
    • A behind-the-scenes glimpse into what goes into creating fashion exhibitions, from selecting themes to building mannequins that must be customized for each piece
    • A virtual tour of some of the best online fashion exhibitions and collections, demonstrating how it’s still possible to enjoy the museum experience from the comforts of home

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