Fashion in Art: Mirrors of Humanity – Edward Maeder at Senior Symposia

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Fashion in Art: Mirrors of Humanity

Tuesday, February 23— 2:00–3:00pm
Vintage Dress

Fashion, considered by some to be frivolous, elite, and/or inaccessible, in fact mirrors the complexities of who we are.  Edward Maeder’s insights capture how we perceive what we wear and why through artworks that record idiosyncratic, personal, and socio-political structures.  “Maeder’s book celebrates the extraordinary nature of ordinary lives, and the power of clothing to bring history to life” (Hamish Bowles, International Editor, Vogue).

Edward Maeder, from Black River Falls, Wisconsin, of Bernese ancestry, graduated from the University of Wisconsin and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.  From 1979 to 1993 he was Curator of Costumes and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  He left to become founding director of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.  His books include Walk This Way (2018), which catalogues the Stuart Weitzman historic footwear collection, and American Style and Spirit: The Fashions (2016).

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Registration is required, but  there is no charge. Go to and go through the registration process.

I have attended all of Edward Maeder’s Symposia and they are so informative – and great fun.  Come and join us.

Edward Maeder spent several years at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in charge of caring for movie costumes and arranging exhibits.
Catalog book of Stuart Weitzman’s Shoe Collection and the New York City History Museum – prepared by Edward Maeder



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