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International Observatory for Cultural Heritage
Workshop
Exhibition

Heritage Practices and Critical Fashion Theories

How Does (High) Fashion Interpret Cultural Heritage?

Sala Bianca, 1955. Copyright by Archivio Giorgini.

WELCOMING REMARKS: Barbara Faedda (Italian Academy)
INTRODUCTION: Barbara Faedda and Lynda Dematteo

SPEAKERS:
Daniela Calanca (Università di Bologna): "Fashion and cultural heritage: complexity and articulations"
Barbara Carnevali (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris): "Milanese style as cultural heritage: fashion, architecture, design"
Emanuele Coccia (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris): "Dior and the invention of Frenchness as heritage"
Lynda Dematteo (Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Anthropologie du Contemporain, Paris): "The Franco-Italian tailors of the French Republic: heritage beyond the seams"
Eugenia Paulicelli (CUNY Graduate Center, Queens College): "Haute couture and cultural translation: the case of Gucci"
Simona Segre Reinach (Università di Bologna): "Heritage is the new black: Italian strategies in global fashion"

Q&A MODERATED BY Barbara Carnevali
CLOSING REMARKS: Emanuele Coccia

This workshop brings together experts from a variety of fields and disciplines who will delve into unexamined aspects of fashion and cultural heritage. They will discuss their experiences and perspectives on creativity and inspiration in relation to the idea of heritage. The event will serve as a basis for further research, while also reinforcing and stimulating academic and scientific interest in the multifaceted field of fashion studies.

This event is part of the Academy's International Observatory for Cultural Heritage.

October 3, 2019, 6–8 pm
Opening reception
EXHIBITION
“Full of Enthusiasm”: American Buyers Captured by Italian Fashion in the 1950s
Barbara Faedda, Chief curator
Co-sponsored by the Giorgini Archive, Florence

Organizers:
Barbara Faedda
(Italian Academy),
with former Fellows of the Italian Academy
Barbara Carnevali (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris),
Emanuele Coccia (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris), and
Lynda Dematteo (Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Anthropologie du Contemporain, Paris).

Co-sponsors: The Division of Humanities in the Arts and Sciences at Columbia; Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL); and (for the exhibition) The Giorgini Archive, Florence.

Humanities in the Arts and Sciences at Columbia University
PSL Research University Paris

Photo: Fashion show in the Sala Bianca, Pitti Palace, Florence, 1955. ©Giorgini Archive, Florence