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26 storytelling and clothing french fashion and world war i
Coffee talks
Storytelling and Clothing: French Fashion and World War I
Tuesday, December 12

How does clothing carry narrative? And what can those narratives tell us about the experiences of the people that wore them and the cultures that made them? The First World War and the French Fashion industry provide an intriguing case study for this conversation. Leading figures in the field of costume studies focus on how the fashion of this period is an expression of larger social cultural movements.

This conversation is set against the backdrop of a current exhibition, ​French Fashion, Women, and the First World War,​ at the Bard Graduate Center.

This program was organized in association with Bard Graduate Center.

Emma Cormack
Curatorial Assistant, Bard Graduate Center
Michele Majer
Assistant Professor, Bard Graduate Center
Sarah Scaturro
Head Conservator, The Costume Institute,The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lourdes Font, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, History of Art and MA Program, Fashion and Textile Studies, Fashion Institute of Technology