Fashioning Beauty at Century's End

Panel Discussion Thu 7 May 1998 6.00PM-8.00PM Admission: $10
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The last fin de siécle profoundly altered visage and dress. Is our century ending the same way? In our countdown to a new millennium, can we look beyond the quicksilver of fashion changes for a logic that produces the looks, lines, and comportments that will add up to style and allure in a new era? Are clothes, as manufactured and as imaged, a point of entry into a changing world? Does fashion really affect our lives, our dreams, even our politics?

Marshall Blonsky, Wolfson Center Fellow

Malcolm Gladwell, reporter, New Yorker
Richard Martin, director, Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vanessa Friedman, fashion editor, Financial Times, Elle (UK)