Staten Island Mode: Once Upon a Hat

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a hat and how you too might learn the craft? Staten Island-based milliner Wanda Chambers gives a brief history of millinery and explanation of essential hat shapes before a fascinator-making demonstration. Participants will have the opportunity to view the exhibition.

WHEN: October 22 | 2 PM – 4 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Main Hall Gallery, Building C
ADMISSION: Pay what you wish! | Registration requested| REGISTER HERE

Wanda Chambers is a life-long connoisseur of hats. She started decorating hats for approximately 15 years and progressed to designing for over 10 years. Chambers attended Pratt Institute for Fashion Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for Millinery.

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.