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The Sweater, A History

April 14, 3 pm4 pm.
April 14, 2023- The Sweater, A History Cover

Join co-author Gail DeMeyere and editor Keren Ben-Horin of The Sweater: A History, as they trace the garment’s fascinating 300-year history as an aesthetic and craft object and tell the story of its materials and construction, national traditions, fashion fads, and accessories. The sweater has gone full circle from the inception of the hand knit to the advancement of technology and back to knitting with natural fibers.

Keren Ben-Horin is a fashion historian and curator who has curated several fashion exhibitions in New York and Israel and co-authored the fashion history survey She’s Got Legs: A History of Hemlines and Fashion. Keren is currently a Curatorial Scholar at the Center for Women’s History, New-York Historical Society. Gail DeMeyere has worked as an art director, curator, and knitwear designer. She received a BA in the History of Art from the University of Michigan and her MS from North Carolina State University in Textile Design, Marketing and Management.

Books will be available for sale.


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