Costume Studies Events

Master of Arts in Costume Studies

Costume Studies Events

2017-2018 Events
Friday, April 6, 6:00 pm - 8 pm
Einstein Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director, New York Times
Presentations by M.A. Candidates in Costume Studies
- Laura Gust, The Spectral Female: The Semiotic Function of the Nightgown Within Gothic Visual Culture
- Nicole Truscinski, Smoke & Mirrors: Dressing the American Woman in Freedom and Virginia Slims
- Lauren Richter-Suriñach, The Last of the Fashion Illustrators: Women's Wear Daily in the 1980s. 
- Olivia Warschaw, 'Disney Fans Are Their Own Breed': An Exploration of DisneyBound. 
Free and Open to the Public

Book Launch: The Hidden History of American Fashion:Rediscovering 20th-Century Women Designers
March 19, 2018
Please join Nancy Deihl, Director of New York University’s M.A. Program in Costume Studies, and contributors for an evening of short talks and socializing to celebrate the release of The Hidden History of American Fashion: Rediscovering 20th-Century Women Designers (Bloomsbury, 2018). This event is hosted by the Fashion Studies Alliance.

The Eye of the Beholder: Decade-Defining Lids, Lashes, & Brows
January 13 - February 2, 2018
Candidates within the NYU Costume Studies MA Program presented an exhibition of historical and contemporary beauty products on view at 80WSE Gallery entitled The Eye of the Beholder: Decade-Defining Lids, Lashes, & Brow. The curators held an associated symposium and created a website including a virtual exhibition.

Colonial Williamsburg Field Trip
November 17 - 18, 2017
During the fall semester, NYU Costume Studies took a trip back in time to the 18th century during a field trip to Colonial Williamsburg. With a full itinerary, the program’s graduate students had exciting opportunities to enhance their understandings of historic dress and textiles by observing colonial era practices in action.

Film Costume / State of the Art
October 21, 2017
Film Costume / State of the Art is the third in a series of NYU Costume Studies conferences on the topic of film costume. The event opened with a keynote presentation by Tom Meyers of the Fort Lee Film Commission, followed by a presentation by artist and director Rob Roth, as well as a discussion between costume designer Sarah Edwards and filmmaker Bette Gordon moderated by Drake Stutesman, professor at NYU and Pratt Institute. The afternoon featured presentations on the history of the costume design industry by scholars Edward Maeder, Denise Nicole Green, Kevin Jones, and Lauren Boumaroun.

Events Archive
See an archive of past Costume Studies events.