An online “Mary Quant” lecture about the creator who brought fashion in the second half of the 20th century to a time of democratization, globalization, and the primacy of youth in all spheres of life. This is part of the “Fashion Designers” series of meetings organized by Art Transfer Foundation.
The lecture will be led by Aleksandra Jatczak-Repeć, PhD, a graduate of the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw. Since 2010 she has been running the History and Theory of Fashion Studio in the Department of Fashion, Faculty of Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She initiates interdisciplinary workshops and carries out inter-institutional projects (regularly with the Paris Opera, the National Museum in Warsaw). She has also guest lectured at, among others: Royal Academy of fine Arts in Ghent, Fort Institute of Photography, SCEKU and others. In 2020, at the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw, she defended her doctoral dissertation titled _Postmodernism in the History of the University of Warsaw. D. dissertation entitled Postmodernism in Fashion of the 1970s. Stylistic pluralism and changes on the global fashion market, with particular emphasis on the situation in Poland under the supervision of Dr. hab. Anna Sieradzka, prof. UW. Curator of exhibitions: i.a. Niebezpieczne ujęjęcia. 100 years of fashion photography in Poland (Institute of Photography Fort, 2019), Tactilis – exhibition of textiles and drawings (PKO Bank Art Foundation), Chapeau bas. Exhibition of hats from the collection of Adam Lej_, (Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw), Filmowo mi… - Polish film posters from 1945-1969 and Stefan Norblin – versatile artist, (Poster Museum, Warsaw). Consultant for projects in the field of fashion history, e.g. Polish edition of Christian Dior’s autobiography or Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s multimedia guide on the history of Polish fashion. Author of scientific and popular articles in the field of art (published in, among others: L’Officiel Polska, Elle, Polityka, Monitor Magazine, Bluszcz). She has held a number of foreign scholarships, expanding her knowledge at the best Parisian (Ecole du Louvre, Sorbonne) and London universities (Central S. Martins, London College of Fashion, Victoria & Albert Museum).