Dialogue and Discourse

Designs for Modern Living


Thursday, November 30, 2023
6:30 – 8 pm EST
Scheuer Auditorium

Join us for a conversation on the impact of three women-led fashion companies in the development of modern dress, positioning Chloé within the global fashion context as an innovator of womenswear in the postwar period. Each brand, Chloé, Marimekko, and Claire McCardell, in their own way developed an approach to dressing that freed a woman’s body and made designs meant for active modern living. 

Speakers include: Alexandra Lange, design scholar and critic for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, The New Yorker; Elizabeth Dickinson, author of a forthcoming book on Claire McCardell; and Alexis Romano, author of Prêt-à-Porter, Paris and Women: A Cultural Study of French Readymade Fashion, 1945-68, moderated by Avery Trufelman, journalist and host of the podcast Articles of Interest

Tickets: $22 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum members 
Includes Museum Admission; Doors open at 6 pm.

Photo by Dario Lasagni. Courtesy the Jewish Museum, NY.