Parsons

  • Profile:

    For over 10 years, Tiffany has worked as a fashion and textile consultant, curator and producer for institutions including the Whitney Museum and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology; retailers and big brands such as Macy’s and Nautica; and emerging designers including Bode and Carlos Campos. In addition to teaching in Parsons AAS program, she currently works with INCA Productions—a London-based creative agency that produces luxury fashion events and spearheaded the launch of New York Fashion Week: Men’s in partnership with the CFDA. Her research interests include early 20th century American fashion and retailing, and she has published on topics ranging from design history to department stores. 

    Degrees Held:

    Master of Science, University of Rhode Island (2003): Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

    Thesis: "Dorothy Shaver: Promoter of 'The American Look'"

    Recent Publications:

    “Notes from the Runway.” In Guide to Producing a Fashion Show, 4th ed. Jose Blanco. New York: Fairchild Books (forthcoming).

    “Remembering the Grand Spectacle of the 1939 World’s Fair.” Curbed.com Features. http://curbed.com/ archives/2014/09/17/1939-worlds-fair-photos.php  (published 17 September 2014).

    “A Brief History of Modern Fashion: 1910-60.” In The Fashion Reader, 1st and 2nd editions, eds. Linda Welters and Abby Lillethun. Oxford: Berg (2007 and 2011).

    Editorial assistant, Index to Fashion Theory, vol. 10, n°4 (2006).

    “Greek Island Embroideries,” “Art Deco Textiles,” “Post-war Couture.” In MFA Highlights: Textile and Fashion Arts. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts (2006).

    “Bikini,” “Fashion Television,” “Fogarty, Anne,” “Hilfiger, Tommy,” and “Madonna.” In Encyclopedia of Clothing  and  Fashion, ed. Valerie  Steele, pp.155–157, 70–71, 92–93, 213–214, 370–372. Detroit: Thomas Gale (2005).

    “Dorothy Shaver: Promoter of ‘The American Look.’” Dress 30: 80–90 (2003).

    Performances And Appearances:

    PRODUCTIONS:

    Backstage/Green Room Producer: Fabulous Fund Fair for Naked Heart Foundation & amfAR at Skylight Clarkson North, NY, 28 October 2017.

    Producer: Your Good Skin Launch for Boots No. 9 at Spring Studios, NY, 28 September 2017.

    Backstage Manager: CFDA + LIFEWTR Emerging Designers at New York Fashion Week for CFDA at
    Pier 59 Studios, NY, 7 September 2017.

    Venue Producer: New York Fashion Week: Men’s for CFDA at Skylight Clarkson, NY, July 2015—July 2017. Shows include: Public School, Duckie Brown, Rochambeau, Thaddeus O’Neil, John Elliott, Richard Chai, Tim Coppens, Siki Im, Nautica, Orley, Capsule, General Idea, Carlos Campos, Cadet, Palmiers du Mal, Timo Weiland, Stampd, Zachary Prell, David Hart, Dim Mak, Patrick Ervell, Loris Diran, Feng Chen Wang, Np Elliott, Death to Tennis, You As, Landlord, Sanchez-Kane, Bode, Raun LaRose, C2H4 Los Angeles

    EXHIBITIONS:

    Donor: That Kodak Moment: Picturing the New York Fairs. Queens Museum, Queens, NY.
    11 October 2014–8 February 2015.

    Consultant: Defining the American Look: Lord & Taylor Advertisements, 1945-1959. Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. 7 December 2011—22 February 2012.

    Textile Curator: Going Green: Eco-Fashion. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. 30 November 2010—26 May 2011.

    Textile Curator: His & Hers. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.
    26 May—13 November 2010.

    Textile Curator: Night & Day. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. 
    3 December 2009—11 May 2010.
     

    Research Interests:

    fashion history, fashion studies, fashion marketing, fashion production, textiles 

    Awards And Honors:

    Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, The New School, 2013.

    Curatorial team, Richard Martin Exhibition Award, Eco-Fashion: Going Green, 2011.

    Recipient, Costume Society of America’s Stella Blum Research Grant, 2002.

    Current Courses:

    Fashion History: Fusion (Spring 2019)

    Fashion History: Survey

    Fashion History: Survey (Spring 2020)

    Fashion Industry Survey

    Fashion Industry Survey (Spring 2020)

    Medium of Fashion: Textiles (Open Campus)

    Medium of Fashion: Textiles (Open Campus)

    Social Commerce

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