Monday, January 06, 2003

Annex NY: A Fashion Trade Event by 'Designers & Agents'

Time: January 12th-14th at 9AM-7PM:
Location: 450 West 31 Street.

Designers and Agents' mission is to represent the best of young designers and contemporary fashion to the global marketplace. Designers and Agents is an alternative fashion trade event, which showcases over 300 of the fashion industry's newest and brightest ready to wear and accessory designers toa global audience of retailers and press. D & A exhibits in three cities, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

For more information contact: Designers & Agents 302-9575; PR: Company Agenda 358-9616

FEMME FATALE SYMPOSIUM

Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2003
Fashion Institute of Technology, Haft Auditorium, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
Registration fee is $10; free for FIT students and faculty. Registration is required.

Bringing together a group of internationally renowned scholars, The Museum at FIT presents a two-day symposium discussing the femme fatale in Belle Epoque Paris, the sexual politics of 19th century women's fashion, and how fashion contributed to the formation of the modern woman.

To register, download and print the registration card (Adobe Acrobat required). Mail the completed card by January 15, 2003 with a check or money order made out to the Museum at FIT to:

Tamsen Schwartzman
Museum at FIT, Room E210
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York City 10001-5992

FIT students and faculty must also include a photocopy of their FIT ID with the registration card.

ITINERARY:
Friday, January 24th

9:00am - 10:00am
Check-in and Registration
Haft Auditorium, C Building

10:00am - 12:30pm
1. Valerie Steele, "Femme Fatale"
2. Emily Apter, "The Weaponized Woman: Rachilde's Lethal Amazon, La Marquise de Sade"
3. Rae Beth Gordon, "Fashion and the White Savage in the Parisian Music Hall"

2:00pm - 5:30pm
4. Bruno Remaury, "Between Beauty, Illness and Death: Physiological Aspects of the Femme Fatale in Cultural Representations of Feminity"
5. Hollis Clayson, "Vulgarians in Paris: Prostitutes and American Women on the Town"
6. Linda Nochlin, "Manet, Fashion and the Femme Fatale"
7. Deborah Davis, "Strapless: Madame X and the Scandal that Shocked Belle Epoque Paris"

Saturday, January 25th

Noon - 1:00 pm
Check-in and Registration
Haft Auditorium, C Building

1:00pm - 4:00pm
1. Mary Louise Roberts, "The Fantastic Sarah Bernhardt"
2. Debra Silverman, "The New Woman at the Costume Institute"
3. Barbara Vinken, "Artful Fatalism in the French Fin de Siecle"
4. Nancy Troy, "Femme Fatale or False Fashion: The Caricature of Couture Culture"

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Museum Reception and viewing of exhibition
The Museum at FIT, E Building

SPEAKERS:
Emily Apter, professor of French at New York University and author of Feminizing the Fetish will speak about "The Weaponized Woman: Rachilde's Lethal Amazon, La Marquise de Sade"

Hollis Clayson, professor of art history at Northwestern University and author of Painted Love will speak on the topic "Vulgarians in Paris: Prostitutes and American Women on the Town"

Deborah Davis, author and historian, will discuss her forthcoming book Strapless: Madame X and the Scandal that Shocked Belle Epoque Paris

Rae Beth Gordon, author of Ornament, Fantasy, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century French Literature will speak on the topic "Fashion and the White Savage in the Parisian Music Hall"

Linda Nochlin, professor of art at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and author of Women, Art and Power and Other Essays will discuss "Manet, Fashion and the Femme Fatale"

Bruno Remaury, research director of the Institut Francais de la Mode and author of Le Beau Sexe Faible, will present "Between Beauty, Illness and Death: Physiological Aspects of the Femme Fatale in Cultural Representations of Femininity"

Mary Louise Roberts, professor of European women's history at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Disruptive Acts: The New Woman in Fin de Siecle France, will present "The Fantastic Sarah Bernhardt"

Debora Silverman, associate professor of history at UCLA and author of Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siecle France will speak on "The New Woman at the Costume Institute"

Valerie Steele, acting director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, author of Paris Fashion, and editor of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body, and Culture, will speak about FIT's museum exhibition of the femme fatale

Nancy Troy, professor of art history at the University of Southern California and author of Modernism and the Decorative Arts in France, will present "Femme Fatale or False Fashion: The Caricature of Couture Culture"

Barbara Vinken, professor of French literature at Hamburg University and author of Mode nach der Mode

For more information, contact The Museum at FIT at 212 217.5958 or musinfo@fitsuny.edu.

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