Zoom event June 16, 2020
The Romare Bearden Foundation presents:
“Putting' on the Ritz: Fashion and the Harlem Renaissance" The Virtual Visual Conversation with Camara Holloway & Elizabeth Way
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Free and open to the public on Zoom.
Please register via Eventbrite HERE for the Zoom link to the presentation.
Harlem during the Jazz Age was renown for the style of its denizens. The twenties was a time of radical transformation for clothing, and Harlem was at the cutting edge of new trends, influencing mainstream fashion and culture in unprecedented ways. This conversation will examine what people wore during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, from flapper dresses to Zoot suits. The style of fashionable Harlemites has had a lasting influence on fashion and is still felt today.
Join us for a lively exchange and Q & A session.
Information about the presenters:
Camara Holloway is an art historian who earned her PhD from Yale University. She serves as the Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH) and has previously taught at University of Southern California and University of Delaware. She is the curator of Portraiture and the Harlem Renaissance: The Photographs of James L. Allen (1999)
Elizabeth Way is Assistant Curator of Costume at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She curated the exhibitions, Global Fashion Capitals (2015), Black Fashion Designers (2016), Fabric In Fashion (2018), and the upcoming exhibition, Head to Toe (2020). Her personal research focuses on the intersection of African American culture and fashion.
(Vintage photo in the public realm)
*This program is part of the "Harlem Renaissance 100"- A cultural collaborative, city wide celebration