will provide insight into Gimbel’s original design creations through the
creative display of garments from the Parsons Fashion Archive.
Laboriously crafted by skilled artisans these dresses, gowns and suits
demonstrate exemplary skill in construction, ornamentation and
tailoring, rendered in luxurious fabrics and a rich color palette.
Designs inspired by garments in the exhibition created by School of
Fashion students in part-time associate teaching professor Kathleen
Maggio’s Couture Design Techniques class, will also be featured as will
objects from the Saks Fifth Avenue fashion publicity archive at the
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives and The New School Art
The exhibition is curated by Beth Dincuff
Charleston, part-time assistant professor, School of Fashion, Parsons
The New School for Design with support from Saks Fifth Avenue. Special
thanks to Fiona Dieffenbacher, program director, BFA Fashion Design,
School of Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design.
Friday, February 8, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Theresa Lang Student and Community Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
Beth Dincuff Charleston, exhibition curator, in conversation with former Saks executive
and Gimbel confidante Helen O'Hagan, about the life and work of Sophie Gimbel.
For more information on the lecture please contact the School of Fashion at (212) 229-8966.