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Lecture: 'At Face Value: Visual Representations of Fashion in the Middle Ages'

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016

In conjunction with “(Re)presenting the Medieval Body: The Role of Clothing and Textiles," which is currently on display on the second-floor gallery of Pius XII Memorial Library, Désirée Koslin, Ph.D., will deliever a guest lecture titled “At Face Value: Visual Representations of Fashion in the Middle Ages."

Koslin will speak at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the second-floor gallery of Pius. Koslin is a retired assistant professor in Fashion and Textiles Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

She has taught courses on the history of western textiles, dress and textiles in world cultures, and fabric structure and analysis. She has published and lectured extensively on fashion, textiles, and the representation of clothing in the middle ages. She is also a textile expert and artist, and has exhibited her fiber art in various galleries over the years.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. For further information, contact the Vatican Film Library at 314-977-3090 or