From Vivienne Westwood to Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion and the Museum

In this candid discussion, Jill D’Alessandro ‘90, Curator of Costumes and Textiles at the De Young Museum, shares her experiences presenting contemporary fashion within an art museum context.  Her talk will touch upon the numerous exhibitions mounted at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 2007, sharing behind-the-scenes knowledge of what goes into their conceptualization and development, as well as addressing both how these exhibitions have been received and the shifting paradigm of fashion in the museum.

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