Screenshot from Vanessa Friedman's article in The New York Times, 2020 © The New York Times.
Group Action: Diversity in Museum Collections
Fashion Studies Alliance organized an online discussion of Vanessa Friedman's recent New York Times article 'The Incredible Whiteness of the Museum Fashion Collection,' followed by a collective group action to implement diversity in the field of fashion studies. Participants were encouraged to select an item of fashion or dress which they felt would strengthen diversity in a museum collection.
I chose to present an outfit by fashion designer Hylan Booker for the House of Worth in 1969.
Organized by Fashion Studies Alliance.
November 21, 2020, online.