35 minutes | Sep 9, 2020

VALERIE STEELE: F.I.T. NEW YORK

For the second season of Creative Conversations with Suzy Menkes, the first four episodes are dedicated to the four fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan and Paris – which are busy getting ready for Spring/Summer 2021 Ready-To-Wear.In episode 1, Suzy is joined by Valerie Steele, the indomitable Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, where she has presented more than 25 blockbuster exhibitions since joining FIT in 1997.Steele has been a leading figure in raising international awareness of the cultural significance of fashion, and is a noted academic in the field of fashion studies, sharing her extensive knowledge of the fashion industry and the history of fashion in her more than 25 books.This intelligent and engaging educator, recognised from Guatemala to Japan, has a wide and fascinating reach, her audience eager to hear her about what we wear and why.Her scholarly vision and understanding of clothes through the centuries is second to none, and she is admired by her contemporaries and students alike.As the world changes – and with it attitudes to women, the LGBQT community, and fashion itself – Valerie brings us crystal clarity and a glimpse of what our new post-Covid world might be.To learn more about Dr. Valerie Steele and stay connected, please follow the Museum at FIT @museumatfit on Instagram, Twitter, (https://twitter.com/museumatFIT) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMuseumatFIT) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheMuseumAtFIT).Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfashEdited by Tim Thornton @timwthorntonMusic by @joergzuber.Graphics by Paul Wallis.To find Suzy's articles visit https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/suzy-menkes ...find Suzy on Instagram @suzymenkes and Twitter
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