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The Incredible Whiteness of the Museum Fashion Collection

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.

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