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Exhibition: Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme — Opens
Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme traces a few of the most challenging forms of human exploration and looks at how the clothes made for survival in these environments found their way into high fashion. Types of expeditions will include deep sea, polar navigation, mountain climbing, treks through the extreme tropical and arid environments, and even travel to outer space.
Four major types of clothing will constitute the majority of the exhibition: indigenous clothing such as anoraks worn by the Inuit that were later appropriated by the first Western European explorers; tailored menswear clothes made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in cities such as London and commissioned by the first European explorers; an array of garments displaying novel technologies, mainly the newest high technology materials; and last, a wide range of high fashions inspired by these endeavors.