FIT Authors: Elizabeth Way - Black Designers in American Fashion

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

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Tuesday, 26 April 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Join us as we host Museum of FIT Associate Curator Elizabeth Way as she presents on her book, Black Designers in American Fashion. 

From Elizabeth Keckly’s designs as a freewoman for Abraham Lincoln’s wife to flamboyant clothing showcased by Patrick Kelly in Paris, Black designers have made major contributions to American fashion. However, many of their achievements have gone unrecognized. This book, inspired by the award-winning exhibition at the Museum at FIT, uncovers hidden histories of Black designers at a time when conversations about representation and racialized experiences in the fashion industry have reached all-time highs.

 

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