Wed, Oct 19|
Michelle Tolini Finamore, Ph.D. Presents Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour
Michelle Tolini Finamore, Ph.D., Fashion & Design Curator presents Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour
Time & Location
Oct 19, 2022, 11:00 AM
Norfolk, Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
About the event
We are pleased to welcome our speaker Michelle Tolini Finamore, PhD, Fashion Design Curator and Historian for an overview of over two hundred years of fashion and accessories featured in the first Crystal Bridges’ exhibition dedicated to fashion and the first to present American fashion as a powerful emblem of global visual culture amplified by movies, television, red carpets, and social media. From dresses worn by First Ladies to art-inspired garments to iconic fashion moments that defined a generation, Fashioning America conveys uniquely American expressions of innovation, highlights the compelling stories of both designers and wearers that center on opportunity and self-invention, and amplifies the voices of those who are often left out of dominant fashion narratives.