Empowerment Through Practice in Fashion


March 1, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Free with registration

Free with Museum admission, though advance registration is required. Note: Space is limited; first come, first served. Registration does not guarantee admission once the auditorium reaches capacity. Register HERE.

American Sign Language interpretation will be included for the in-person audience and real time captions will be included for both in-person and online audiences. Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers. For other access accommodations, contact access@metmuseum.org or 212-650-2010.

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Sinéad Burke, CEO and Founder, Tilting the Lens
Grace Jun, CEO and Board Member, Open Style Lab
Amanda Lee, Senior Director of Market Access and Sourcing, Nest
Mellissa Huber, Associate Curator, The Costume Institute, The Met

Join a panel of experts and advocates working in the fashion industry as they discuss concerns related to accessibility, sustainability, and the collective nature of design. Mellissa Huber, co-curator of the exhibition Women Dressing Women, moderates a conversation with the panel after a series of short presentations.

Presented celebration of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with the exhibition Women Dressing Women.

Watch the livestream on The Met’s YouTube channel. Please note: No registration or log in required to view the livestream.

Masks are strongly recommended. See our visitor guidelines.

Image: Claire McCardell wearing her “Future dress” (detail), 1945. Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld. © The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld 2023