"No Rules: Fashion Without Boundaries", A Fashion Symposium

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Tennis Dress by Ted TinlingNewport, Rhode Island was historically a sporting arena for America's high society, and a place governed by strict social codes.  But not everyone agreed to play by the rules. Join us for "No Rules: Fashion without Boundaries", a symposium exploring fashion designers and connoisseurs who refused to be constrained by social boundaries. This event is cosponsored by the Costume Society of America Northeastern Region, Newport Restoration Foundation and International Tennis Hall of Fame & MuseumThis symposium will feature scholarly lectures on a variety of fashion-related topics, as well as curator-led tours of the Ted Tinling collection at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Rough Point Doris Duke fashion exhibit.   Symposium attendees will be the first to view this extraordinary exhibit. 

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Registration includes breakfast, lunch, exhibit admission, collection tour and lectures.  Space is limited so register today!

 For questions contact Liz@newportrestoration.org or call (401) 846-4152 x122. 

Symposium Schedule

Morning Schedule
TENNIS HALL of FAME and MUSEUM, 194 Bellevue Ave

9:00 a.m.         Registration and refreshments
9:30 a.m.         Welcome and opening remarks
9:45 a.m.         Sportswear: The Clothing of the 20th Century.
                          Patricia Campbell Warner, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts
                          Pat will discuss of the impact of sportswear on 20th century clothing.
10:15 a.m.      Fancy Pants: Ted Tinling the Tennis Couturier
                         Nicole Markham, Curator of Collections, ITHF&M
                         Ted Tinling played an integral role in the sport of tennis, especially in highlighting the women’s game, from the 1920s through the 1980s. Nicole will give an overview of Ted Tinling’s career, as both tennis personality and noted fashion designer.
10:45 a.m.      Curator led behind-the-scenes look at the Ted Tinling Collection and guided tour of the exhibit. 
11:45 -1:00 p.m. Lunch in the US Tennis Association Wing
                                    Travel to Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue
Afternoon Schedule
ROUGH POINT, 680 Bellevue Avenue

12:30 - 2:00  View Exhibit No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke
                        The exhibit looks at the clothing and personal style of Doris Duke from the 1940s to the 1990s with pieces ranging from couture evening gowns to sportswear.
2:00 p.m.        No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke
                         Kristen Costa, Assistant Curator, NRF
                         Kristen will discuss the eclectic clothing collection of Doris Duke and how Duke’s personal interests in design and art influenced her clothing selections.
2:30 p.m.       Trend-ology:Fashion Trends from Tartan to Unisex
                       Ariele Elia, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles, The Museum at FIT
                       A look at the diverse sources from which trends have emerged over the past 250 years, based on the current exhibition Trend-ology at the Museum at FIT
3:00 p.m.        Closing Remarks

Symposium attendees will be given a pass to return to the International Tennis Hall of Fame &Museum anytime