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From Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress to Elsa Schiaparelli and Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, to experimental labels like Chromat, women designers have transcended genres and revolutionized ideas of identity. In this talk, curator Petra Slinkard will discuss the often-overlooked contributions of women to the fashion and design industry. This lecture will pull from the Peabody Essex Museums’ recent exhibition Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion which featured show-stopping ensembles, street fashion, ready-to-wear, and haute couture that illuminated issues of representation, creativity, consumption, transculturation, and distinctiveness which have and continue to impact the fashion industry.
Presented Petra Slinkard, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Peabody Essex Museum