Harold Koda to Talk about Haute Couture October 21

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2001

Harold Koda, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, will speak at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, October 21, at 3:00 p.m. Koda's talk "Haute Couture: Irreality and Seduction" is the last in the lecture series "The Art of Fashion." Admission is free.

Before joining the staff of the Costume Institute in 1993 Koda was director of the Edward C. Blum Design Laboratory at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. His numerous exhibitions and publications include Haute Couture (1995), Christian Dior (1996), and Giorgio Armani (2000). He is a board member of the Costume Society of America and has twice received special awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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