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Valerie Steele

Warming Into June: Cultural ^ Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

Warming Into June; Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up Central Parks Mini-Regatta, MFIT's Couture Council, Designer Ralph Rucci, The Lighthouse Gild's POS...

Valerie Steele - Reconstructing The Meaning Of Fashion

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Renata M. Black

I don't believe that the meaning of any item of clothing lies within the clothing itself. I think that meaning is something that we construct and that we constantly reconstruct. For example, the idea that a corset is automatically an oppressive garment used by a male-dominated society to oppress women and make them unhealthy and weaker is too simplified.

Shoe Obsession: 10 Shoes and the Art That Inspires Them

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Fashion Week has stepped into the spotlight in New York, and hot on its high heels is the new exhibition "Shoe Obsession" at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).2013-02-12-shoepull.jpg

Daphne Guinness

Hayley Griffith | Posted 01.15.2012 | Style
Hayley Griffith

The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City recently held their annual Fashion Symposium. The symposiums' opening lecture was an exclusive and rare discussion with the astonishing Daphne Guinness, led by Dr. Valerie Steele.

On Exhibit: ‘Daphne Guinness' at the Museum at FIT

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of stepping inside Daphne Guinness’s couture-filled closet, an upcoming exhibit at the Museum at FIT may be the next...

From Quaint Luncheons to Big-Top Extravaganzas: A History of the American Fashion Show

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

In eras past, the designs of the day were presented to clients at chic poolside presentations or at delightful little department store luncheons (Waldorf salad, rather than global outreach, was the order of the day).