On September 17 the Pratt Institute launched a series of five lectures entitled “Fashion Talks: Exploring Fashion and Culture with Kim Jenkins.” The series, which will run until November 19, features a lineup of guest speakers and fashion scholars, including two from the ADHT community: Dion Mattison and Rachel Lifter.
While Mattison will engage in conversation with writer Simon Doonnan on fashion’s role in constructing gendered identity, Lifter will speak on what she calls the “pop cultural production” of femininities. Having discussed Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” music video at Parsons’s Fashion + Politics symposium last February, the latter plans to focus her Pratt talk on the “bad girl, sad girl” persona that is brought to life in Lana del Rey’s latest album Ultraviolence.
All five lectures take place from 6-8pm at Pratt Studios 200: the Design Center Gallery on their respective dates, and are free and open to the public.
Monday, October 6–“The Fine Art of Menswear – A Philosophy” with Dion Mattison
Tuesday, October 28–”‘Ultraviolence’ and Ultra Glam” with Rachel Lifter