Saturday, October 27
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$30 after Oct 25
Purchasing ticket for this program entitles you to complimentary access to the Exhibition Hall.
InStyle magazine’s Fashion Director, expert on red carpet glamour, and author Hal Rubenstein talks with Director of the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology and fashion historian Valerie Steele about indelible moments in the history of haute couture and high-end menswear.
Highlights include Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian dress and Christian Lacroix’s pouf, Chanel’s little black dress and Valentino’s infamous red ones, Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap and Marc Jacobs’s grunge collection, with plenty of inside information on what inspired the invention of each piece. Also explored will be the world of men’s fashion as found in the pages of Gentry—the groundbreaking style magazine for men, which ran from 1951 to 1957 and is still one of the most influential men’s magazines ever created.
Hal Rubenstein is the author of the books 100 Unforgettable Dresses; The Gentry Man: The Guide to the Civilized Male; and Paisley Goes With Nothing: A Men’s Guide to Style.
Following the program, audience members will be invited to specially designated areas in the Exhibition Hall for book signings and informal conversation with the speakers.