Fashion in the Museum

Museum Quality: The Rise of the Fashion Exhibition
Valerie Steele Public Lecture

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Cable Street, Wellington
10 Dec 2016, 11am – 12pm

 
Detail from designer Iris van Herpen from her Lucid collection, FW 2016, Paris Fashion Week, March 8 2016

Detail from designer Iris van Herpen from her Lucid collection, FW 2016, Paris Fashion Week, March 8 2016

 

Conference delegates: Free

Public: $15, Students: $10

Museum quality: The rise of the fashion exhibition with Dr Valerie Steele

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, will present a lecture on the rise of the fashion exhibition. She will discuss the history of collecting and exhibiting fashion, from the first (imaginary) fashion museum in the 18th century through to the first great temporary ‘museums’ like the one at the Exposition Universelle of 1900, a world’s fair held in Paris, and up to the current situation where fashion is exhibited in various dedicated fashion museums,  as well as in art, history, and design museums.