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Fashion Plus || Design and Body Diversity

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Parsons School of Fashion its Dean, Burak Cakmak, host an open conversation about design and body diversity.


Bethany Heitman, Executive Editor of In Style


Becca McCharen, CHROMAT, for her efforts toward body diversity and her technological approaches to design/making.

Lauren Downing Peters, PhD student, Stockholm University, Parsons MA Fashion Studies alumna, for her work on "Plus Size" fashion for her PhD and MA.

Hara Estroff Marano, author of Style is Not a Size.

Huguette Hubard, VP of Design at Lane Bryant.

Elizabeth Taylor, plus size model.

Each panelist will introduce their perspective for 5-10 minutes, then the moderator Bethany Heitman will ask questions and open the floor for a Q&A session.

Sponsored by Parsons School of Design.

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design, Humanity, Society, Social Justice


Parsons School of Design, School of Fashion

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