Fashion & Museums at the National Museum of Costume (Portugal)

November 26, 2015 | Lisbon, Portugal

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Reem Acra & Valerie Steele Take on Gender Bias in Fashion

“85% of FIT’s students are female,” began celebrated fashion historian and curator Valerie Steele at October 13th’s panel discussion during CUNY’s Global Fashion Capital Conference.” “Yet if you go by famous names—the Armanis, the Marc Jacobs—more than half of them are men.”

Yahoo Style covered the panel I was on which centered on women’s roles in the industry, as well as how the media and an increasingly global economy are helping to shape new fashion capitals.

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Business of Fashion | Roll Call

Roll Call is a column by The Business of Fashion that highlights some of the fashion industry’s most interesting jobs and the talented people who do them.

valerie steele

The Business of Fashion‘s Kati Chitrakorn sat down with Valerie Steele for an interview about her role as Director and Chief Curator at The Museum at FIT.

“Putting on museum exhibitions is like making a film — it requires many people with different talents.”

Read the full interview on the BOF website.

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August 2015

August was been a busy month for press!

  • On August 30th, 1 Granary interviewed me about the state of fashion in museums and academia.

“Academics are more willing to accept that fashion is a valid topic to study. Fashion people are now more interested in hearing what intellectuals have to say. I think [it’s] become more relaxed.”

  • On August 14th, Artnet News ran a piece asking “Why Are Fashion Blockbusters More Popular Than Art Exhibitions and What Can we do About It?” They spoke to three fashion curators, including myself, to get our perspectives.
  • And on August 8th, CBS news featured a fun slideshow on their website called “Swimwear through the ages” to which I contributed a number of insights.

  • Lastly, if you missed The New York Times piece where they came and visited me in my home, here is the link to the feature in the real estate section from January 2015.

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