Fashion Studies Program to Hold 2/27 Roundtable on Italian Fashion

The GC will hold a roundtable on Italian fashion on Friday, February 27, from 3-5 p.m., sponsored by the Fashion Studies track in the M.A. in Liberal Studies Program, along with the Women’s Studies Certificate Program and the Italian Specialization in Italian Literature.
The event, “Made in Italy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” will celebrate the publication of a special issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies, dedicated to Italian fashion. The issue was edited by Eugenia Paulicelli (GC/Queens, Italian and Comparative Literature), who is a faculty member of the Women’s Studies Certificate Program and of the Master in Liberal Studies.
The special issue includes articles on the “make-believe” effects achieved through fashion in the early 20th Century magazine Lei and on the Renaissance effect that continues to influence modern fashion houses in Italy.

In addition to Paulicelli (left), speakers will include John Davis, Marco Belfanti, Gabriella Romani, Jane Schneider, and Virginia Troy.
The Graduate Center is the only U.S. university that is not a design or fashion school to offer a master’s degree in liberal studies with a track in fashion. The program offers the chance to study the phenomenon of fashion from a variety of perspectives and in an interdisciplinary framework.
The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

Submitted on: FEB 23, 2015

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