in partnership with The Museum at FIT

Charles James: The Couture Secrets of Shape -

EVENT FULL - WAITLIST ONLY Fashion lovers won’t want to miss this special program on this great design master

Please join Dorothea Mink, professor of fashion design at the University of Arts, Bremen, and Homer Layne for a presentation of their fascinating book on Charles James. James is often considered the most influential designer of the century. The English-American designer is known for his masterful structured aesthetic, dressing the likes of Elizabeth Arden, Millicent Rogers, and notable Hearsts.

Layne — James’s assistant for almost a decade — and Mink analyze the great designer’s remarkable innovations, revealing what made his designs so special, and suggest how designers today can apply James’s principles to their own work.

A book signing will follow the presentation.

Please note, there are a limited number of tickets which will be allocated on a lottery basis. RSVP today to enter!

Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York City 10001–5992

Please note, spaces for this special event are limited. RSVP today to secure your space!

Event Space:
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center
The Katie Murphy Amphitheatre is in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center on the northwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street.

About The Museum at FIT:
The Museum at FIT (MFIT) is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. Best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has a permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present. MFIT is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. Its mission is to educate and inspire diverse audiences with innovative exhibitions and programs that advance knowledge of fashion. For more information about The Museum at FIT, please visit