The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
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Curated by Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT, The Exhibition "Paris, Capital of Fashion" will feature approximately 100 objects, dating from the 18th century to the present. The exhibition will be accompanied by a scholarly book, Paris, Capital of Fashion (Bloomsbury, 2019), edited by Steele, who is also the author of Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. In addition, there will be a free symposium on October 18, 2019. Clothing and accessories will be drawn from museums in Europe, Britain, and North America, as well as from couture archives and private collections, like Gabrielle Chanel, Christian Dior and Jacques Fath. the exhibition demonstrates how the idea of Paris fashion “works” across fashion cultures, appealing to elite American women and making money for American manufacturers and retailers.