Staten Island Mode: A History of Modern American Dress

Join fashion historian and cultural curator Fiona Tedds for a visual and material exploration of modern American dress, in cultural contexts, from the turn of the 20th century to Y2K. Fiona’s lecture will include an object viewing from her historical fashion collection before audience Q&A and discussion. Doors open one hour before the event, when participants will have the opportunity to view the exhibition.

WHEN: Thursday, November 9 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Main Hall Gallery, Building C (View campus map and directions here)
ADMISSION: General admission: $10.00 (includes gallery admission)
Snug Harbor members: $8.00 (includes gallery admission) | BUY TICKETS HERE

About the exhibition
Staten Island Mode: Identity, Memory, Fashion – the first major contemporary fashion exhibition on Staten Island – is a community-driven exploration of what people wear and why, in relation to personal and local identity. The exhibition is a visual and material manifestation of memories and experiences of Staten Island collected and commissioned by guest curators Jenna Rossi-Camus and Alexis Romano, who grew up on Staten Island.

About Fiona Tedds
Fiona grew up in Warwickshire, England, in an area historically known for the production of ribbon and trimmings, and is an alumna of the Fashion and Textile Studies Masters program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York where she focused on curatorial practice. She has worked in fashion and costume-related fields for over 35 years, including the costume department at the National Theatre, London, and as a stylist to TV presenters, international celebrities and London fashion brands.

Passionate about seeing the best a city has to offer, she is now drawing from her vast international connections, and has developed an exclusive service, providing access to archives of luxury fashion, and restaurants where reservations can be difficult to find. Connecting these two worlds, Fiona initiates a stimulating and thought-provoking experience that is informative, entertaining and utterly unique.