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  • Jin Teok: Pioneer of Korean Fashion

    Talks & Lectures

    Nov 04

    Free with museum admission

    2—3:30 PM

    Samsung Hall

    Designer Jin Teok discusses her career, the work on view in Couture Korea and her most recent collection in this afternoon conversation with fashion historian Neil Wu-Gibbs. Jin is internationally renowned as the pioneer of contemporary Korean haute couture. Her work has been included in museum exhibitions in London, Paris and Seoul. Wu-Gibbs is an independent curator who contributed to the recent exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  

    Neil Wu-Gibbs is an independent curator and fashion historian who focuses on fashion curation and contemporary art in Asia. He was recently a curatorial researcher at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He provided curatorial assistance for Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (2016) and Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion (2016), both at the Met.


Couture Korea is co-organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the Arumjigi Culture Keepers Foundation, Korea. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of the Korea Foundation, Sulwhasoo, Korean Air, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, Warren Felson and Lucy Sun, Anne and Timothy Kahn, Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in Memory of Ben & A. Jess Shenson, John Maa, M.D., Stephanie and James Marver, Suno Kay Osterweis, and Salle E. Yoo and Jeffrey P. Gray.

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