As the newly appointed Senior Costume Institute senior advertiser at the Metropolitan Museum, Alexandra Fizer is starting her first role, including preparing for the second half of the Page Institute’s exhibition. dress.
For the past five years, Fizer has worked in the media department at Sotheby’s, overseeing categories such as Impressionist and Modern art, as well as contemporary art, and selecting fashion and jewelry exhibitions as well as exhibitions. as corporate initiatives. Prior to that post, Fizer was on the fashion team at PR Consulting, dealing primarily with clients in accessories, as well as some ready-to-wear.
At The Met, Fizer took on “a little bit” of the responsibilities that were previously assumed by Nancy Chilton, who resigned as director of external relations at the Costume Institute. Chilton, who has worked at the museum for nearly 15 years, founded NAC Consulting, which specializes in strategic communications and branding.
Fizer currently reports to senior media relations manager Annie Bailis, and works closely with Andrew Bolton, curator Wendy Yu at the Costume Institute. Fizer, who joined the museum last month, said she prefers working with the foreign affairs department but still oversees communications for the Costume Institute. Fizer works with Costume Institute associate Mika Kiyono.
“One of the beauties of true fashion is how we use it to communicate not only about ourselves as individuals but about the times we live in. It’s truly one of the most powerful storytelling mediums we have. My hope in joining the group is to really continue to amplify the existing story, as well as help tell the untold stories and really share them with as many audiences as possible,” said Fizer. “Fashion is very related in many ways, so [I’m interested in] really find opportunities to tell stories that will resonate with people. There is something for everyone to discover and learn about fashion. We can all see ourselves in parts of it.”
With the new year approaching, the Costume Institute team is “going well”, working on the second part of the double-barreled exhibition that launches in September with “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”. This is followed by “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which premieres May 5 in the antique rooms of the American Wing. Both shows run through September 5th. Hosted a Met Gala last fall, the museum is planning an upcoming one in May. Fizer said, “There’s a lot of exciting things coming up. I can’t believe how quickly May will be here.”
Fizer spent a lot of time with Bolton and his incredible team to “really get up to speed with things for Season Two. I look forward to and beyond, looking for the opportunity to highlight the incredible expertise and passion Andrew [Bolton] and the entire Costume Institute team brings in the work that they do,” she said. “I’m really overjoyed.”
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