VENUE: Franklin Electric
ADDRESS: 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
At the turn of the 20th century, New York City was a world financial capital and the headquarters of American publishing, with power and authority to spare. And as a hub of garment manufacturing, the city had know-how and infrastructure. But when it came to fashion, Vogue and Bazar (the "aa” came later) were still parroting Parisian style. New York had a way to go before it would become a world fashion capital recognized for its sartorial swagger. How this happened is a fascinating, fabulous tale that touches on many key cultural and political moments of modern American history.
Lisa Santandrea teaches fashion history at Parsons School of Design and is constantly searching for meaning in trends (and finding it!). She holds an MA in Costume Studies from NYU.
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