Exhibition on the exhibitions: 50 years in the name of fashion 

33 exhibitions in one. Yes, it’s possible, at The Museum at FIT, where the 50 years anniversary is celebrated by a “top best exhibitions”. Dedicated solely to the art of fashion, MFIT is opening, this month, a cool & very interesting exhibition, remembering all the innovating and out of the box scenes of fashion. “Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT”.  (Photo up – Fairy Tale Fashion, 2016)

“Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT” will take place between February 8th – April 20, 2019.
More than 80 looks will be on display.
More details on the schedule – https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same name, available in February 2019.  

Gothic Dark Glamour

Gothic: Dark Glamour (2008 – 2009)

“Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT” celebrates the museum’s 50th anniversary by bringing back 33 of the most influential exhibitions produced since the first one was staged in 1971. Taken entirely from the museum’s permanent holdings, more than 80 looks will be on display. This exhibition, ready to be visited in 2019, will also feature exhibitions originally displayed in the museum’s Fashion and Textile History Gallery. 

Black Fashion Designers

Black Fashion Designers (2016 – 2017)

A little bit of history…

In 1971, its first director, Robert Riley, organized a show featuring the work of designer Gilbert Adrian; when MGM heard about it, the company donated costumes that Adrian had created for stars like Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo. For his 1976 exhibition on the French couturier Paul Poiret, Riley also acquired important ensembles for the museum’s collection, such as a fantastical “Persian” ensemble worn for a 1919 fancy dress ball. 

Fashion and Surrealism

Fashion and Surrealism (1987 – 1988)

Remembering the best exhibitions… 

Fashion and Surrealism, organized in 1987.
Three Women (1987), featuring Madeleine Vionnet, Clare McCardell, and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.
The Corset: Fashioning the Body (2001).
Gothic: Dark Glamour (2008).
The pioneering exhibition A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk (2013).

The Corset

The Corset: Fashioning the Body (2000)

About The Museum at FIT…

Founded in 1969 as The Design Laboratory and Galleries at FIT, it became The Museum at FIT in 1994, and was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. Is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. The museum has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. 

Paul Poiret

Paul Poiret (1976)

Photography: courtesy of Museum at FIT – https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/.


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