Norma Kamali in conversation with Patricia Mears

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Norma Kamali in conversation with Patricia Mears


Norma Kamali in conversation with Patricia Mears at The Museum at FIT's annual fashion symposium, Fashion, Science, and Exploration, held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The one-day symposium explored the impact of scientific thought on fashion.
Norma Kamali, an FIT graduate, started her eponymous clothing line in 1967. Among her most celebrated creations is the “sleeping bag coat.” Designed in the 1970s, it remains one of the fashion’s best appropriations of extreme environmental wear and is featured in Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme.
Patricia Mears is deputy director of The Museum at FIT and curator of Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme. She has organized a number of exhibitions and written the accompanying books, including Elegance in an Age of Crisis, Ivy Style, and YSL + Halston: Fashioning the 70s.


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