Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse Symposium
Where: Museum at FIT
Seventh Ave. at 27th St.
212-217-4558 Price: Free
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Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse will be The Museum at FIT’s 23rd academic symposium. The one-day event will explore the ways in which twentieth-century ballerinas and their glamorous, romantic costumes profoundly inspired modern fashion.
Speakers will include Lynn Garafola, professor emeritus of Columbia University; Laura Jacobs, dance and fashion critic; Jane Pritchard, curator of dance at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and Patricia Mears, deputy director of MFIT and curator of Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse.
Patricia Mears, “Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse”
Laura Jacobs, “Crown Jewels: Reflections on the Ballerina”
Caitlyn Lehmann, “Turbans, Tulle and Taglioni’s Influence on Fashion, 1830–45”
Jane Pritchard, “Sylphs, Snowflakes and Soldiers: Fashionable Costumes for the Ballet Dancer in the Late Nineteenth Century”
Lynn Garafola, “Anna Pavlova: A Ballerina of Taste”
Rosemary Harden, “Enter the Ballerina: Margot Fonteyn and Fashion, 1930s–1960s”
Russ Tallchief, “The Five Moons: Oklahoma’s Native American Ballerinas”
Joel Lobenthal, “Dryads of West 55th Street”
Theresa Ruth Howard, “Dark Muse: Balanchine and Blackness”
Marc Happel, “Bridging the Gap: Navigating the Worlds of Fashion and Ballet Costume Design”