The conference concluded with a roundtable discussion with the program’s former directors and faculty that took stock of the 45-year legacy of Costume Studies at NYU. Participants included Jean Druesedow, Elizabeth Morano, Lourdes Font and Nancy Deihl. “The roundtable was informative, lively, and clearly appreciated by the audience,” said Deihl, Clinical Assistant Professor and Chair of the Art Department. “Several students shared that they felt more connected to the program after learning about its history.”
Founded in 1979, NYU’s Costume Studies program was the first to educate specialists in this field. Today, it remains a leader, rooting the exploration of fashion and textiles within the intellectual and cultural hubs of NYU and New York City.