Puttin’ on the Ritz: Fashion and the Harlem Renaissance
A conversation with Camara Holloway and Elizabeth Way
The Bearden Foundation’s Cinque Artists Program, is named for the Cinque Gallery founded by Bearden, Norman Lewis and Ernest Crichlow in the late 60’s. The gallery served as a catalyst for artist and curators of color to exhibit, but also as a place for networking and building community.
Harlem during the Jazz Age was renown for the style of its denizens. The twenties was a time of radical transformation for clothing, and Harlem was at the cutting edge of new trends, influencing mainstream fashion and culture in unprecedented ways. This conversation will examine what people wore during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, from flapper dresses to Zoot suits. The style of fashionable Harlemites has had a lasting influence on fashion and is still felt today. This is a Free Event with RSVP.
Tuesday March 24, 2020
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
HSA Theater, 647 St. Nicholas Avenue between 142nd/143rd Streets. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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