Valerie Steele Interview - University of Fashion

Valerie Steele Interview

Valerie Steele Interview

Let Dr. Valerie Steele, take you into her exciting world as Chief Curator & Director of the Museum at FIT, in New York.  Learn how cultural studies at Yale sparked an interest in how fashion influences culture and Valerie’s journey from fashion historian to curator, author and fashion icon.

With a permanent collection of over 50,000 garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present day, the Museum at FIT is well known for their interesting and provocative exhibitions, for example, Surrealism & Fashion, a Queer History of Fashion and Exposed-a History of Lingerie and their upcoming exhibit entitled Faking It about originals, copies and counterfeits. You will also learn about the museum’s free public programs, the most recent being a symposium in conjunction with their Fashion & Dance exhibition where designers and ballerina’s came together to discuss dance costumes.