Amid the dramatic rise of the blockbuster fashion exhibition over the last decade, rare, high-end and historic fashion has become both more popular and more accessible than ever. Although it is frequently collected, ordinary and everyday dress is rarely spotlighted within these exhibitions. Why is this?
Featuring renowed curators and conservators, this panel discussion will try to answer this question and more by exploring the pleasures and perils of collecting, curating and conserving mundane, ordinary and everyday dress. In doing so, this panel seeks to establish a new critical footing for the study of the relationship between fashion and the everyday within the museum.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration required.
Friday, February 14 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
600 S. Michigan Ave., Ferguson Auditorium
600 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605