Lectures and Speaking Engagements

Rebecca is available to share her expertise on the fashion industry and its history, and has experience appearing on television and radio. She has served as a consultant/expert for print articles and television segments for the BBC, DuJour, The Huffington Post, Racked, Bloomberg, The Business of Fashion, The Travel Channel and CNN, among others. From discussing the history of contemporary key fashion garments and accessories, to providing accessible and entertaining backstories and histories of any fashionable trend, Rebecca can work both as a historical consultant and an on-screen expert. Email rebecca@rebeccatuite.com for more information.

Television Appearances:

monumental_mysteries_tuiteMysteries at the Monument

Season 3, Episode 9. Travel Channel.  For more information, visit: Mysteries at the Monument Official Site


Past Events

Wellesley College Club of New York City, The Cosmopolitan Club, 122 E. 66th St., btw. Lexington & Park, April 23, 2015, Time – 6:30pm-8pm

The NYWC hosts an evening with fashion historian Rebecca Tuite. Rebecca will discuss her book Seven Sisters Style, which focuses on the history of fashion at Seven Sisters colleges. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccatuite.com.

The event is open to all Seven Sisters alumnae. Registration and pricing is available now – for more information, please see http://newyorkwellesleyclub.memberlodge.org/event-1866384

Ely Room, Wyndham Alumnae House, Bryn Mawr College
235 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr
, Tuesday 7 April, 2015, 7-8:30pm

All alumnae/i and Bryn Mawr students are invited to listen to a talk by fashion historian and author, Rebecca C. Tuite, about her new book, Seven Sisters Style: The All American Preppy Look (Rizzoli).
From Bermuda shorts and blazers, to Shetland sweaters and saddle shoes, Tuite considers the unique Seven Sisters campus style and its lasting impact on American fashion.
For registration and more information: http://bit.ly/192TPo0




Fashion and Textile Museum, London, England, Saturday 10 January, 2015, 2:30pm

From Bermuda shorts and blazers, to Shetland sweaters and saddle shoes, join Rebecca C. Tuite, fashion historian and author of Seven Sisters Style: The All American Preppy Look (Rizzoli), as she considers the unique Seven Sisters campus style and its lasting influence on American fashion. Tuite will show you how the look has moved from the campus, to the catwalk and beyond, showcasing archival collegiate photographs, contemporary fashion photography and even a look at the Seven Sisters Style in television and film. Tuite will be signing copies of the book immediately following the lecture. For tickets and more information: http://ftmlondon.org/talk-event/a-history-of-seven-sisters-style/.




  Mount Holyoke College, Thursday 23rd October, 2014.

Fashion historian, Rebecca C. Tuite, will present a lively talk on the history of Seven Sisters Style, paying particular attention to the rich history of campus dress at Mount Holyoke College. Book signing to follow.






  BOOK SIGNING – Port, 202 Main Street, Northampton, MA., Saturday 25th October, 2014. 1pm-3pm.

Rebecca C. Tuite will sign copies of her book, Seven Sisters Style, at Port in Northampton. Join us for book signing, shopping, mingling and chatter to celebrate both Port and all things Seven Sisters Style! Snacks will be provided!



Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, Wednesday 12th November, 2014, 12:30pm

Author Rebecca C. Tuite will present a lecture on the history of Seven Sisters Style at this Arizona Costume Institute event and luncheon. Please also join us for a book signing in the museum book shop immediately following the talk. Tickets for the luncheon event are available here: http://www.arizonacostumeinstitute.org/2nd-wednesday/2014/11/12/from-rule-breakers-to-taste-makers-the-history-of-seven-sisters-style, although entrance to the talk is FREE with general admission.





The National Arts Club of New York City, Friday 26th September, 2014. 7pm.

Join us for an evening celebrating all things collegiate starting with an installation of vintage Ivy League memorabilia from the Fine and Dandy Shop Archives, followed by an a cappella performance by the Yale Whiffenpoofs and a discussion with authors Rebecca C. Tuite of Seven Sisters Style and Jeffrey Banks and Doria de la Chappelle of Preppy: Cultivating Ivy Style. Collegiate Style is highly encouraged! FREE EVENT. RSVP: RSVPFashion@thenationalartsclub.org




A History of Seven Sisters Style, Friday 23 May 2014, 1:30pm, Mount Holyoke Special Collections and Archives, Mount Holyoke College. For more information, see: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/archives. ‘Seven Sisters Style: All-American Preppy Look,’ will be available for advance purchase at The Odyssey Bookshop and the author will be signing copies of the book after the talk.

A History of Seven Sisters Style, Saturday 24 May 2014, 2pm, Friends of the Libraries Reading Room in Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton, MA. For more information, please see the Reunion Schedule. Please note that ‘Seven Sisters Style: All-American Preppy Look,’ will be on-sale by Broadside Books at the event and the author will be signing copies of the book after the talk.



 From Rulebreakers to Tastemakers: A History of Seven Sisters Style,  3 October 2013, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.



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Vassar Style: Reconsidering the Garments and Oral Testimony of the 1950s Classes, April 2011, Vassar College Costume Collection, Vassar College, New York.