Upcoming Event : Jeanne Beker hosts Fashion for Real Life at the ROM

fashion event with jeanne beker

Tickets are now on sale for Fashion For Real Life, taking place at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm.

Presented in conjunction with the ROM’s Fashion Follows  Form Designed For Sitting exhibition (more info below), the event’s panel discussion will be moderated by iconic fashion journalist Jeanne Beker. The discussion will explore the impact of adaptive design on fashion and the relationship between function and fashion in our daily lives.

Panellists include internationally-renowned Canadian designer Izzy Camilleri; journalist and nationally recognized accessibility advocate Barbara Turnbull; structural engineer and co-founder of Stop-Gap Foundation Luke Anderson; and Dr. Alexandra Palmer, the ROM’s Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Senior Curator.

Ticket prices
General Public $45 + HST
ROM Members $40 + HST
Teachers/Students $25 + HST

To purchase tickets, or for more information on the event and current exhibits at the ROM, click here.

IZ Adaptive clothing for seated wheel chair

Fashion Follows Form features fashions from Toronto-based designer Izzy Camilleri’s IZ Adaptive collection. Camilleri’s innovative, fashionable, functional — and affordable—designs are among the first in the world created exclusively to meet the needs of women and men who use wheelchairs.

We saw this brilliant exhibition when it first launched and is one that really makes you think. Fashion Follows Form is on display until January 25th in the Museum’s Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume.

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