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Exhibition: Expedition: Fashion From the Extremes — Opens

September 15

John Cowan for Vogue, November 1964.
John Cowan for Vogue, November 1964.

Expedition: Fashion From the Extremes 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.

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Date:
September 15
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Venue

Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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212 217.4558
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The Museum at FIT
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212 217.4585
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museuminfo@fitnyc.edu
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