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In a conversation moderated by MFIT Assistant Curator Elizabeth Way, historian Alphonso McClendon and vintage performer Dandy Wellington will discuss the influence of jazz on 1920s menswear. McClendon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fashion and Design & Merchandising at Drexel University and the author of Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation. Dandy Wellington is a jazz singer, bandleader, and vintage style activist based in Harlem in New York City.
Jazz and Twenties Black Glamour is being held in connection with the upcoming FIT Graduate Studies exhibition The Roaring Twenties & The Swinging Sixties, created in collaboration with The Museum at FIT.