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  • Profile:

    Tiffany Webber received her master's degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design from the University of Rhode Island. Her area of interest and expertise is early 20th century American fashion and retailing, and she has published scholarship on a variety of topics ranging from department stores to bikinis. She has worked with a variety of museum collections of fashion and textiles including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is currently a producer with INCA Productions, a London-based firm that produces luxury fashion events and spearheaded the launch of New York Fashion Week: Men’s in partnership with the CFDA.

    Degrees Held:

    Master of Science, University of Rhode Island (2003): Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

    Thesis: "Dorothy Shaver: Promoter of 'The American Look'"

    Recent Publications:

    “Notes from the Runway.” In Guide to Producing a Fashion Show, 4th ed. Jose Blanco. New York: Fairchild Books (forthcoming).

    “Remembering the Grand Spectacle of the 1939 World’s Fair.” Curbed.com Features. http://curbed.com/ archives/2014/09/17/1939-worlds-fair-photos.php  (published 17 September 2014).

    “A Brief History of Modern Fashion: 1910-60.” In The Fashion Reader, 1st and 2nd editions, eds. Linda Welters and Abby Lillethun. Oxford: Berg (2007 and 2011).

    Editorial assistant, Index to Fashion Theory, vol. 10, n°4 (2006).

    “Greek Island Embroideries,” “Art Deco Textiles,” “Post-war Couture.” In MFA Highlights: Textile and Fashion Arts. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts (2006).

    “Bikini,” “Fashion Television,” “Fogarty, Anne,” “Hilfiger, Tommy,” and “Madonna.” In Encyclopedia of Clothing  and  Fashion, ed. Valerie  Steele, pp.155–157, 70–71, 92–93, 213–214, 370–372. Detroit: Thomas Gale (2005).

    “Dorothy Shaver: Promoter of ‘The American Look.’” Dress 30: 80–90 (2003).

    Performances And Appearances:

    PRODUCTIONS:

    Backstage/Green Room Producer: Fabulous Fund Fair for Naked Heart Foundation & amfAR at Skylight Clarkson North, NY, 28 October 2017.

    Producer: Your Good Skin Launch for Boots No. 9 at Spring Studios, NY, 28 September 2017.

    Backstage Manager: CFDA + LIFEWTR Emerging Designers at New York Fashion Week for CFDA at
    Pier 59 Studios, NY, 7 September 2017.

    Venue Producer: New York Fashion Week: Men’s for CFDA at Skylight Clarkson, NY, July 2015—July 2017. Shows include: Public School, Duckie Brown, Rochambeau, Thaddeus O’Neil, John Elliott, Richard Chai, Tim Coppens, Siki Im, Nautica, Orley, Capsule, General Idea, Carlos Campos, Cadet, Palmiers du Mal, Timo Weiland, Stampd, Zachary Prell, David Hart, Dim Mak, Patrick Ervell, Loris Diran, Feng Chen Wang, Np Elliott, Death to Tennis, You As, Landlord, Sanchez-Kane, Bode, Raun LaRose, C2H4 Los Angeles

    EXHIBITIONS:

    Donor: That Kodak Moment: Picturing the New York Fairs. Queens Museum, Queens, NY.
    11 October 2014–8 February 2015.

    Consultant: Defining the American Look: Lord & Taylor Advertisements, 1945-1959. Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. 7 December 2011—22 February 2012.

    Textile Curator: Going Green: Eco-Fashion. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. 30 November 2010—26 May 2011.

    Textile Curator: His & Hers. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.
    26 May—13 November 2010.

    Textile Curator: Night & Day. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. 
    3 December 2009—11 May 2010.
     

    Research Interests:

    fashion history, fashion studies, fashion marketing, fashion production, textiles 

    Awards And Honors:

    Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, The New School, 2013.

    Curatorial team, Richard Martin Exhibition Award, Eco-Fashion: Going Green, 2011.

    Recipient, Costume Society of America’s Stella Blum Research Grant, 2002.

    Current Courses:

    Fashion Industry Profile

    Fashion History: Survey

    Worth to Westwood:Fashion Hist (Open Campus)

    Medium of Fashion: Textiles (Open Campus)

    Medium of Fashion: Textiles (Open Campus)

    Fashion History:19th-21st C. (Open Campus)

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