Symposium | “Narratives About Mexico in Fashion Exhibitions”

by Circe Henestrosa & Ana Elena Mallet & Tanya Meléndez Escalante


The Museum at FIT presented Exhibiting Fashion, its twenty-first academic symposium on Friday, March 8, 2019. This symposium explored the history of fashion curating, the different ways fashion is displayed in museum settings, and how national and regional identities influence fashion exhibitions. The symposium was organized in conjunction with Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT, which commemorated the rich history of the museum, the site of more than 200 exhibitions since the 1970s. Circe Henestrosa is a Mexican independent fashion curator and head of the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. She recently co-curated the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up. Ana Elena Mallet is a Mexico City-based independent curator specializing in modern and contemporary design. She has curated several exhibitions in Mexico and the U.S. Her books include Silla Mexicana and Bauhaus and Modern Mexico.

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