Avenir Museum Thursday Evening Lecture Series – Draping and Dior, Oct. 11

Dior 'New Look' dressesThe Fall 2018 evening lectures highlight the wide range of the Avenir’s current exhibitions, as well as guest presenters on unique subjects. Join us for this intriguing array of textile topics!

7 p.m., Avenir Museum, Classroom 157, 216 East Lake Street
FREE and open to the public. Our galleries stay open from 5–7 p.m. on lecture evenings.

October 11 – Draping and Dior

Kevin Kissell, M.F.A. is a faculty member in CSU’s Department of Design and Merchandising, teaching Textile Design, Fashion Illustration, Draping, and the Aesthetics of Apparel. In Spring 2018, his draping students created apparel inspired by the design legacy of Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’ of 1947. To complement our current exhibit Dior’s ‘New Look’ in the Everyday American Closet, Mr. Kissell and one of the draping students join us to talk about the importance of Dior’s heritage for today’s apparel design majors, and to demonstrate the art and science of draping. A great opportunity to appreciate why Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’ was such a fashion design game-changer in 1947, and how it continues to influence fashion today.

The Avenir Museum is located at 216 E. Lake Street, University Center for the Arts-East building – Campus Map.

The Avenir Museum is part of the Department of Design and Merchandising in CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.