Behind the Scenes of Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945

Simonetta, evening gown of embroidered silk. Published in Harper’s Bazaar, October 1952. Photograph by Genevieve Naylor. Genevieve Naylor/courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York.
Simonetta, evening gown of embroidered silk. Published in Harper’s Bazaar, October 1952. Photograph by Genevieve Naylor. Genevieve Naylor/courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York.

SONNET STANFILL
CURATOR, 20TH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY FASHION, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

In celebration of Italian Style: Fashion since 1945 Sonnet Stanfill will discuss how she brought together this major exhibition tracing over 70 years of Italian style. Her talk will offer a curator’s-eye view into how the project was transformed from idea to physical reality and will describe the research process, the difficulty of choosing from a host of beautiful objects, and the challenges of displaying fashion in a museum. Along the way, she will highlight the exhibition’s main themes and its star objects.

Members free; non-members $20, seniors and students $17. Advance tickets available online.

 

This lecture will be held in the Fred and Suzanne Fields Ballroom, located in the Museum’s Mark Building, 1119 SW Park Ave.

 

Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.
Please email access@pam.org 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.