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Exhibition: Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond — Closes

April 1

Adrian, evening dress, 1947, USA, printed rayon textile by Wesley Simpson/Salvador Dalí.
Adrian, evening dress, 1947, USA, printed rayon textile by Wesley Simpson/Salvador Dalí.

Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond will explore Gilbert Adrian’s ready-to-wear and costume designs, with a focus on his innovative use of textiles. Organized by graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice program, this exhibition will be the first to analyze Adrian’s work within the context of the contemporary fashion and textile design of the mid-20th century.

Adrian’s relationships with prominent figures within the textile industry, such as Wesley Simpson and Pola Stout, were integral to his artistic vision. In Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond, these collaborations and other professional associations will be explored alongside a selection of garments and textile samples from the permanent collection of The Museum at FIT. Included is an eye-catching gown created from a Wesley Simpson textile and illustrated by artist Salvador Dalí. This dress, alongside a selection of garments, textiles, advertisements, and film clips will demonstrate how Adrian’s use of printed textiles and creative construction methods made him a master of modern design.

Venue

Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY 10001 United States
Phone:
212 217.4558
Website:
fitnyc.edu/museum

Organizer

The Museum at FIT
Phone:
212 217.4585
Email:
museuminfo@fitnyc.edu
Website:
fitnyc.edu/museum