New York-based fashion consultant, lecturer, and curator Stéphane Houy-Towner outlines the cyclical history of Victorian fashion. Houy-Towner has worked with some of the world’s leading cultural institutions, collaborating on innovative projects with fashion labels, filmmakers, and museums. His diverse roster of clients includes The Andy Warhol Museum, Georg Jensen, Badgley Mischka, ChristianDior, and the Fur Information Council of America. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Houy-Towner's experience includes 14 years as special projects researcher at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’s Costume Institute. #HRMScholars
This program complements the Museum's current exhibition, The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour. #HRMNeoVictorians examines the contemporary revival of interest in ornamental lushness and dedication to craft that once defined the style of the Victorian era, with works of art from more than 20 contemporary artists that conceal pointed social commentary beneath seductive surface techniques.
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