In celebration of its new MFA Fashion Design and Society Program, Parsons The New School for Design presents Workwear, an exhibition and programming series exploring the legacy of workwear in American fashion and its influence on contemporary constructions of New York as a fashion capital. The exhibition, symposium, and discussions that comprise Workwear reflect the diverse array of references that influence the program, from photography to film, literature, performance and communication design.
As an iconic New York City brand that has maintained the dialogue between fashion and function, workwear and ready-to-wear for over 105 years, Spiewak was privileged to be a part of the installation that Shelley Fox put together and offer one brand's insight into the blurred line of workwear and fashion that seems organically a part of the genesis of and the vibrance that has become the New York fashion scene.
Monday, February 8—Friday, March 5, 2010
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
Admission: Free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Open daily noon - 6 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.; closed all major holidays and holiday eves
Illustrating the themes of Workwear, this exhibition includes a film installation of Donna Karan's Seven Easy Pieces; Boilersuit by Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons in collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller; a newly commissioned film by the fashion label Boudicca; Paul Fejos' silent-film classic Lonesome (1928); a mascot installation by communication designers Rebecca and Mike; and installations by Shelley Fox, director of the MFA Fashion Design and Society program.
Image - Betrayal VIII by John Stezaker. All rights reserved.