Harlem Noire: Fashion Movement, Moment, & Memory

  • Human Ecology Buil, Terrace Level Display Cases

Harlem Noire: Fashion Movement, Moment, & Memory showcases the lived fashion experiences of several contemporary Black women and explores how everyday dress practices inform their individual and collective presence in Harlem’s physical and social spaces. Through this intentional display of clothing and accessories, Black women’s voices, stories, memories, and styles are situated front and center. The exhibition highlights the women’s fashion narratives by using theoretical frameworks rooted in Black feminism while exploring the connections between fashion and place.

The exhibit is curated by Dyese Matthews, Ph.D. Candidate, Fiber Science and Apparel Design.