March 10, 2020  |  Carmela Spinelli
Fashion Historian, Savannah College of Art and Design
“The History of Black in Fashion”

  • Carmela Spinelli is an international fashion and design professional with more than 20 years’ experience in fashion education and industry. Prior to joining SCAD, she served as Associate Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design under Tim Gunn. She was an executive at Céline and other retail development firms. She holds a master’s degree in the History of Decorative Art and Museum Studies.

1931: Publicity still of silent screen star Gloria Swanson starring in early talkie Tonight or Never.