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About Valerie Steele

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Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she has personally organized more than 25 exhibitions since 1997.

Steele combines serious scholarship (and a Yale Ph.D.) with a rare ability to communicate with general audiences. She is author or co-author of more than two dozen books, including Paris Fashion: A Cultural History, Women of Fashion, Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power, and Fashion Designers A-Z: The Collection of The Museum at FIT. Her books have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

As author, curator, editor, and public intellectual, Valerie Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies and in raising awareness of the cultural significance of fashion. She has appeared on many television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Undressed: The Story of Fashion.  Described in The Washington Post as one of fashion's brainiest women and by Suzy Menkes as The Freud of Fashion, she is listed as one of The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry in the Business of Fashion 500 (2014-present).

Upcoming Events

Events

Enjoy a Taste of France for the Holidays

Order your holiday gift package!

From Oct 23, 2020 To Dec 7, 2020

This year we will miss our beloved Marché de Noël but we won’t miss having a taste of France to give as a present, to share with friends and family or to keep for yourself as a well-deserved treat! We have prepared for you a package of hand-selected French delights from some of our local partners.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us online for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM

Join us for a great conversation with Chef Allegretti, who has a Michelin Star background, received an impressive three-star review from The New York Times, countless accolades and ratings from top food critics and an unprecedented ’27’ food rating in Zagat. Event in English.

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