Bill Blass

Bill Blass Fashion Design Seminar Series

The Bill Blass Fashion Design Seminar Series was established in 2002 with a bequest from fashion designer Bill Blass, a native Hoosier and friend of Indiana University. The Bill Blass Fashion Design Seminar Series is presented and hosted by the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Past speakers

  • Sharon Kilfoyle, textile artist
  • Alastair Macleod, chairman of UK-based Hand & Lock Embroidery
  • Fran Morris-Rosman, Director of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
  • Lesley Frowick, Halston’s niece and author of the book Halston: Inventing American Fashion
  • Joanne Eicher, Author, dress scholar and Professor emeritus, University of Minnesota
  • Barbara Natoli Witt, jewelry artist
  • Alexander Julian, Fashion and Textile Designer
  • Brian Smith, founder of Ugg boots
  • Carmen Benevente, artist and author of Ninhue: Stitching Chilean Rural Life
  • Erich Biehle, textile designer
  • Jo Paoletti, Dress scholar and author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America and Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution
  • Joe Kucharski, Costume Designer and Project Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • John Tiffany, author of Eleanor Lambert: Empress of Fashion
  • Julian Roberts, fashion designer and instructor of Subtraction Cutting
  • Natalie Chain, fashion designer and founder of sustainable fashion company Alabama Chanin
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and paper/textile artist Mary Hark
  • Susan Neill, Exhibitions Planning Director, the Field Museum
  • Lora Morlock, lecturer, Ryerson University