F R C DISPATCH – Back To School

WELCOME BACK, FASHION ENTHUSIASTS!

Fashion historian Laurent Cotta tells us about “power dressing” in Paris in the 1800s while exploring an exhibition first staged at the Palais Galliera in Paris and now opening at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Laurent Cotta: Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe


Élisabeth de Caraman-Chimay, the Countess Greffulhe (1860—1952), was a famous beauty celebrated for her “aristocratic and artistic elegance,” and the inspiration for the character Oriane, Duchess of Guermantes in Marcel Proust’s epic work, In Search of Lost Time. A pioneering fund-raiser, the countess was a major supporter of the Ballets Russes and her exceptional haute-couture collection included dresses signed Fortuny, Lanvin, Poiret, and Worth.

Since 2002, Cotta has been responsible for contemporary creation at Musée Galliéra, the foremost museum of fashion in Paris.

Thursday, September 22
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
SAIC Fashion Resource Center
Sullivan Center #735


Deirdre Murphy: Gilded Butterflies: Fashion at the English Court


Royalty, courtiers and guests at the British court have always worn the best clothing money could buy. This illustrated talk by Historic Royal Palaces Senior Curator Deirdre Murphy will explore how opulent materials, intricate embellishments, extreme silhouettes and exclusive, custom-made garments have distinguished the court from everyone else for centuries.

Many generations have used royal and court dress as a powerful communication tool. The perpetual tension between tradition and modernity have worked to add gravitas to grand ceremonial spectacles played out on the world’s stage. Examples of royal portraiture and surviving garmnets in the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection will demonstrate how courtiers and individuals from the 10th century onward used clothes to communicate power, wealth, status, national identity and empathy with others.

Tuesday, October 11
4:15 – 5:15 PM
SAIC Fashion Resource Center
Sullivan Center #735

As curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Deirdre Murphy has special responsibility for the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and for curating exhibitions and displays at Kensington Palace.
Attention Students: The FRCC is seeking new members of all departments to assist operations at the F R C. E-mail Maria Beniaris (mbeniaris@saic.edu) to apply.
The Masters of Design: Fashion, Body & Garment students from the Professional Practices course have styled a new exhibition regarding surface manipulation and material texture using garments from the F R C Wardrobe, on view now in the Fashion Department exhibition case.

WHAT’S OLD AT THE F R C 
GARMENTS RETURN FROM

WHAT’S OLD AT THE F R C :
GARMENTS RETURN FROM MoMu ANTWERP

ANTWERP

Several garments including this piece by Comme Des Garçons have returned from their long journey to ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen for the Game Changersexhibition. MoMu is the fashion museum of the Province of Antwerp, Belgium. Founded on 21 September 2002, the museum collects, conserves, studies and exhibit Belgian fashion.

Stop by the Wardrobe to get reacquainted with this iconic piece by the influential Japanese designer and more.

WHAT’S NEW AT THE F R C :
SACAI + SIMONE ROCHA

Recent acquisitons to the Wardrobe include two exquisite pieces by Sacai (left) and Simone Rocha (right).

These recent 2016 garments are currently displayed in the Study Room.

To see more of the Simone Rocha SS16 collection, click here.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE F R C


FALL 2016 CALENDAR

September 22

Guest Lecture  Laurent Cotta: Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe — 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, SAIC Fashion Resource Center, Sullivan Center #735

October 6

Fashion Department Lecture — The Weaving Mill — 12 PM – 1 PM, SAIC Fashion Resource Center, Sullivan Center #735

October 11

Guest Lecture  Deirdre Murphy, Curator at Historic Royal Palaces — 4:15 – 5:15 PM, SAIC Fashion Resource Center, Sullivan Center #735

October 13

The F R C presents its annual sale — including a once in a lifetime Katrin Shanabl sample sale, designer fabric by the yard, discounted books, magazines & more — 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Leroy Neiman Center Lobby
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