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Alexis is available to speak on a range of dress and design-related topics. Speaking engagements include:

Sartorial Stories: Fashion, Autobiography and Staten Island, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island (November 2018)


Reframing the Gaze: Prêt-à-Porter and the Urban Fabric in 1960s French Fashion Magazines, Chelsea College of Arts, London (June 2017)

Alexis Romano in Conversation with Dal Chodha of the Archivist Magazine, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (May 2017)

Reframing the Fourth Republic: Modernization, National Image, and the Readymade Industry, Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC (April 2017)

Constructing Paris and Prêt-à-Porter by the Fashion Media, Parsons School of Design, New York (February 2017)

An Uncertain Utopia: Dress, Bodies and City Space in 1960s French Fashion Imagery, Somerset House, London (February 2016)

Fashion, Movement and Image in 1960s France, Bowes Museum, Durham (October 2015)

Shaping Prêt-à-Porter in the Fourth Republic, 1946-58: The Paris/New York Dialogue, Anglo-American Conference of Historians, London (July 2015)


Interpreting memory and image: women, spaces and dress in 1960s France, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (May 2015)


Prêt-à-porter and Ambiguous Urban Bodies and Spaces in French Magazines, 1961-1966, Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm (May 2015)

Researching French Ready-to-wear, 1947-57: Industry, Modernity, and the Image of Women, Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent, Paris (April 2014)

Stylisme, Optical Art Surfaces, and Ready-Made Clothing Production in 1960s France, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (March 2014)

Negotiating Modernity in 1950s French Elle: Prêt-à-porter, Quotidian Space and the Image of Women, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (November 2013)

Prêt-à-porter, Paris, et l’Image des Femmes à travers la Presse de Mode, 1950-1965, Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent, Paris (April 2013)

Beyond Paris: Prêt-à-porter and the Image of Women in Elle, 1956-1967, Royal College of Art, London (September 2012)

Revolution or Evolution? Emmanuelle Khanh’s Ready-to-Wear Creations in 1960s Paris, Costume Society of America, Boston (June 2011)

Yohji Yamamoto and the Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (May 2011)

Fashion for Every Woman: Elle and the Development of Stylisme in 1960s Paris, Costume Society, Leeds (July 2010)

Emmanuelle Khanh et le Développement du Stylisme dans les années 1960, Séminaire Histoire de la Mode, Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent, Paris (June 2010)

What’s in a Narrative? Interpreting Yohji Yamamoto in the Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford (September 2009)

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