Fashion Historian and Curator Valerie Steele in Seattle

A burst of amazing from Hanae Mori

Spend an evening with Valerie Steele, fashion historian, author and curator from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) this Friday night, July 19m at 7 p.m. Steele will be in town to give a talk on the Japanese fashion influence and “revolution” in the 1980s as part of the SAM Talks series.

From the release:
Through her irrefutable expertise of the fashion industry and charismatic personality, Valerie Steele will explore the radically new conception of fashion introduced in this movement by such avant-garde designers as Issey Miyake, Yohi Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons.

If you’re like me, Future Beauty, the Japanese fashion exhibit currently on at SAM has totally and completely exploded and expanded your conception of what clothing is and how to wear it. A chance to explore this topic with someone as well versed in the topic as Steele is a rarity.  Jump on it.

Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for Adults and $8 for students and seniors. More info here