The Kennedy​ ​Legacy: Redefining American Style

Sat, November 18, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Irish American Heritage Museum
370 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207


free to members
$5 non-members

Eventbrite - The Kennedy​ ​Legacy: Redefining American Style


John Fitzgerald and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy left an indelible mark on American history. As fashion editor Diana Vreeland said, “Before the Kennedys, good taste was never the point of modern America.” Fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd will explore the Kennedys’​ ​legacy, including the​ir​ renovation of the White House, how they communicated political diplomacy through fashion, and the many sartorial myths that ​continue to surround them---such as JFK’s “hatless” inauguration.​ ​

Sarah C. Byrd is a fashion historian, archivist, and educator based in New York City. Her love of all things "old" led her on a path into collections and preservation of the past in order to understand the present. She firmly believes that education is the key to all progress and strives to connect with audiences beyond the classroom setting. As an archivist, Sarah has worked on a wide range of projects for both private clients and large corporations. Her independent research focuses on early twentieth-century women’s novels and related films, the history of American cults and communes, and the role of exhibitions in education. Sarah has contributed her research and writing to several publications and symposia; she currently teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and works in partnership with The Museum at FIT.