2021, 11/30: What’s in a Name? Understanding Designer Fashion Labels

Hosted By ASA's NorCal Chapter

November 30, 2021 | 11am - 12pm PST



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Couture, designer ready-to-wear, and diffusion lines: how do they differ and can you tell which is which from the label? Fashion and textile specialist Melissa Leventon will discuss a brief history of labeling in fashion, designer labels past and present, and what they can tell us about the clothes they’re sewn into. 

Speaker Bio:

Melissa Leventon, co-founder and principal of Curatrix Group Museum Consultants and Appraisers, is a fashion and textile specialist.  She holds an MA in Art History/History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.  She is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. She is based in San Francisco.