A Panel on Fashion Criticism featuring Stefano Tonchi, Robin Givhan, and Guy Trebay


As part of the Fashion Cultures course, which is comprised of MFA Fashion and Society and MA Fashion Studies students, there will be a panel on fashion criticism this coming Tuesday March 12th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

Moderated by Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, Francesca Granata, the panel features Robin Givhan (the first fashion critic to receive a Pulitzer Prize), Stefano Tonchi (editor-in-chief of W magazine), and Guy Trebay (New York Times culture and style reporter).   

For the Fashion Cultures course, each week a guest speaker from within or beyond Parsons The New School for Design gives a lecture centering on the three main themes of the course: Histories and Materialities, Fashion and Media, and Values and Meaning.  To describe the course, Francesca Granata wrote, “This lecture course provides students with a broad framework for the understanding of the significance of fashion as culture, system and industry, intrinsically linked with the processes of globalization.  The course is intended to open up multiple perspectives on fashion in its wider social and cultural dimensions as well as to bridge diverse disciplinary fields in the theory and practice of fashion.  Key issues that will be addressed include the linkage between fashion, modernity, capitalism and the process of industrialization and post-industrialization, the development of fashion as system, production and consumption and the rethinking of fashion in its unique potential to shape the future through more sustainable and ethical practices.”

In addition to being a part of the Fashion Cultures course, the event is also to celebrate the new issue of Francesca Granata’s Fashion Projectsfeaturing interviews with Suzy Menkes, Bill Cunningham, Judith Thurman, and many more.

For a preview of the upcoming panel, read Guy Trebay’s interview with Fashion Projects.

Please RSVP here as space is limited.

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