The conference is open to the public and free. However, registration is advised as seats based on avalibility.


An International Multidisciplinary Conference
Organized jointly by
Fashion Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center (MALS & IDSand The Department of Art and Art professions, Costume Studies @ New York University

Friday May 4th
9:15-6:00 @ The Graduate Center
(Room 9205)

9:15am/Welcome and Opening Remarks  Eugenia Paulicelli, Fashion Studies, CUNY


Moderator: Deirdre Farabaugh

Louise Wallenberg – Just doing gender? Re-thinking queer through transvestite embodiment in everyday life and work

Vicki Karaminas – Looking for a Queer Style. Locating Other Dressed Identities

Jill Cole – Himba in the Mix: The catwalk politics of culture in postcolonial Namibia


Jo Anne Entwistle – Models as brands: Critical thinking about bodies and images

Veronica Manlow – Luxury Fashion Flagships and Websites: Results, Reflection and Visual Documentation

Elizabeth Wissinger – Fashionable Bodies


12:30-1:30pm/Lunch break



Moderator: Kim Hartswick

Grazia D’Annunzio – The Function of Costumes in Hollywood Movies

Paul Julian Smith – Costume and fashion in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

Valerie Steele – Fashion & Film


Moderator: Dicky Yangzom

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu – Fashion’s Intimacies: Race, Design, and the Problem of Creative Labor

Agnes Rocamora – Immediacy and Acceleration in the field of fashion: the role of new media

Suzanne Wasserman – The Garment Industry History Initiative Project of the Gotham Center for NYC History

4:45- 6:00 pm | Round Table – Fashion: Production in the Digital Age

Moderator: Michael Skafidas

Bruce Boyer, Vicki Vassipoulos, Leonard Logsdail, Father Andrew More O’Connor, Anna Akbari, Rhonda Erb

Discussant: Sharon Zukin and others


 Saturday May 5th
9:30-5:30 @ NYU
(Department of Art and Art Professions)


9:30am/Welcome and Opening Remarks Nancy Deihl


Moderator: Christina Marie Karr

Tara Zanardi, Hunter College

Amanda Wunder, Lehman and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Bella Mirabella, NYU



Moderator: Katy Werlin

Karen Cannell

Francesca Granata

Sarah Scaturro


12:30-2:00pm/Lunch break



Moderator: LLana Winter

Eugenia Paulicelli

Yuniya Kamawura

Jessamyn Hatcher



Round Table – Alternative Pedagogies

ModeratorLiz Way

Nancy Deihl, Michele Majer, Minh-Ha Pham & Carmela Spinelli


Closing Reception – 34 Stuyvesant Street


Reception to follow

Click to register for the event at NYU: NYU registration


Organized jointly by Fashion Studies at the CUNY Graduate center and The Costume Studies Program at NYUSteinhardt, along with the Department of Media Culture and Communication.

Co-sponsored by the CUNY Ballalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Stockholm, Sweden (Center for Fashion Studies), London College of Fashion.

With generous support from the Steinhardt Global Integration Fund, NYUSteinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Department of Art and Art Professions.

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