Fashion: Now & Then Conference at LIM College–Registration Open

Image from LIM College fashion show at the Plaza Hotel in Spring, 1971.

Registration is open for Fashion: Now & Then! Register at .The event is free, however registration is required.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College in New York, NY for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on fashion information that will consist of lectures, panel discussions, and book signings. Participants will be drawn from around the globe, including the U.K., Denmark, Brazil, and Portugal.

The topics of librarians and archivists presenting at Fashion: Now & Then include:

Rocking Around the Clock: Function-Specific Work Wear and the Cultural Aesthetics of Rock and Roll in Post-War America–David Benjamin, LIM College Adrian G. Marcuse Library

The Vogue Archive Digitization Project–Marianne Brown, Condé Nast

Altering the System: American Costume Design, 1948-1980–Anne Coco, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library

Research Methods of Fashion Bloggers–Kimberly Detterbeck, Purchase College, State University of New York; Nicole LaMoreaux, Adrian G. Marcuse Library at LIM College and the Gladys Marcus Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology; Marie Sciangula, Purchase College, State University of New York

Nina Footwear Archive: Design Resource of the Past that Informs the Future–Zoë Ivory

The Role of Fashion in an Academic Library Collection–Lindsay King, Haas Arts Library at Yale University

Using Pop Culture to Teach Visual Literacy–Emilee Matthews, Fine Arts Library at Indiana University

Speaking about Style: Preserving a History of Fashion in the StoryCorps Archive–Virginia Millington, StoryCorps

Fashion Group International and the Practice of Cross-cultural Information Sharing–Tal Nadan, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division

Librarian Wardrobe–Nicole Pagowsky, University of Arizona

Not Just “a Photo of a Bird in a Frock”: Learning to See Beyond Fashion Photography’s Frames–Jeanne Swadosh, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives of Parsons The New School for Design

Other presentations include:

In Her Own Style: The Fashion of Marjorie Merriweather Post–Howard Vincent Kurtz, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens & George Mason University

Fashion at Auction: Want vs. Wear–Laura Layfer, Branca Inc.

The Heather Firbank Collection: The Use and Interpretation of One Woman’s Wardrobe at the Victoria and Albert Museum London 1960-2012–Cassie Davies-Strodder, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Many more participants and presentations are listed on the website. Bios of participants are here:

The schedule of specific presentations will be announced soon.

Book Signings

Advanced Style Ari Seth Cohen

New Classic Interiors Alessandra Branca

Resort Fashion: Style in Sun-Drenched Climates Caroline Rennolds Milbank

StyleLikeU Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

Vintage Cocktails Amanda Hallay

The event will take place in the LIM College Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street. Breakfast, lunch and an evening reception with refreshments will be provided each day. The event is free, however registration is required.

Register at  You can register for Friday, October 19th and/or Saturday, October 20th.  If you are attending both dates, please make sure you register for both October 19th and October 20th.

Event: Fashion: Now & Then

Dates: Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (coffee/pastries and sign-in from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.)

Place: LIM College Townhouse, 12 East 53rd St.


For more information, click here or email

Lisa Ryan, Reference & Instruction Librarian

LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion

216 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017-3304

T: 646.218.7737

One thought on “Fashion: Now & Then Conference at LIM College–Registration Open

  1. I’ve registered to attend this conference and can’t wait to go! Please let me know if any of you will be attending. Perhaps we can schedule a group for dinner? 🙂

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