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Guest Speaker: Ariele Elia, fashion historian

Ariele Elia is currently the Industry/Project Coordinator for the newly launched MFA Fashion Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Previously, she worked at the Museum at FIT for seven years as the assistant curator of Costume and Textiles. She curated or co-curated a number of exhibits including: "Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits," “Global Fashion Capitals, "Fashion and Technology," “Trendology” and "Black Fashion Designers.” Elia has lectured on a variety of topics ranging from cultural appropriation to CGI generated fashion influencers at the United Nations, Oxford, NYU, Eyebeam, the University of Rhode Island and in Poland. Currently, she is pursuing a M.S.L. (Master Studies of Law) in Fashion Law from Fordham University School of Law and holds an M.A. in Fashion and Textile: History, Theory, and Museum Practices from FIT, as well as a B.A. in Art History from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Einstein Auditorium at NYU Barney Building
Free and open to the public.

Earlier Event: January 16
Opening Reception