Friday, September 14, 2012

Alison Lurie on the Language of Fashion

"My clothes are making a statement and that statement might be making you feel uncomfortable," Lurie said after she appeared on stage wearing a head scarf and a raincoat. "The unconsciously learned rules of fashion tell you to try to interpret why I am wearing this costume and to make sense of it." (From the Cornell Chronicle, July 1997).

In addition to being a Pulitzer-winning novelist and a scholar of childrens literature, Alison Lurie, our new New York State Author is a recognized authority on the meaning and symbolism of clothing.

You are cordially invited to attend Lurie's inauguration at Page Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 8PM. Head scarf and raincoat optional.