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How to Slay by Constance C.R. White (image courtesy the Museum at FIT)

Author Constance White and Dr. Valerie Steele will be in conversation at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm. White is an award-winning journalist with a book out titled How to Slay: Inspiration From the Queens and Kings of Black Style. Steele is the director and chief curator at the Museum at FIT.

The two will be discussing the influence of Black style on fashion today, looking at images of various trendsetters, including Josephine Baker, Michelle Obama, Rihanna, and Pharrell Williams. Following the discussion, White will be signing copies of her book.

Tickets are free but can be reserved here, and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis, with RSVP. The museum asks that you contact museuminfo@fitnyc.edu with reasonable advance notice if you require accommodations due to disability.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 pm
Where: Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center at the Fashion Institute of Technology, first floor, 7th Avenue and 27th Street, Chelsea, Manhattan

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Deena ElGenaidi

Deena ElGenaidi is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Camden in 2016, and her work has appeared in Longreads, Electric Literature,...