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The Rise of Fashion

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:00-7:30pm

Saieh Hall 021

Long an outsider to artistic and intellectual credibility, fashion has in recent years burst onto the scene in the academy, at the museum, and among the fine arts. What does the new prominence of fashion suggest about our present moment? And especially because the vitality and allure of fashion have always owed something to its outsider status, what are the implications of this change for fashion itself? Where does fashion go from here?

Please join us for a lively conversation on fashion’s ascendancy and its possible futures. Participants include the internationally renowned, Chicago-based designer Maria Pinto; the groundbreaking fashion historian Caroline Evans (Central St Martins, London); and local fashion design educator and curator Caroline Bellios (School of the Art Institute of Chicago). Tim Campbell (English, UChicago) will moderate.

This event is co-sponsored by UChicago Arts, The Franke Institute for the Humanities, Art History Department, Department of English, Office for Civic Engagement, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and MODA at Chicago.