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April 2018

Fashion Culture: Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de la Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

April 25 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Cover of Loulou & Yves. Courtesy of St. Martin’s Press. Join Christopher Petkanas and MFIT Deputy Director Patricia Mears for a discussion of the history of muses in fashion—especially Loulou de la Falaise, whose bohemian spirit and fearless sense of style caught the attention of Yves Saint Laurent. She is the subject of Petkanas’s new book, Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de la Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent. A book signing will follow the conversation.…

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May 2018

Exhibition: The Body: Fashion and Physique — Closes

May 5
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Maison Martin Margiela, tunic, linen, spring 1997, Belgium, museum purchase. December 5, 2017 – May 5, 2018 Fashion is inextricably linked to the physical form of the wearer. The cut of a garment draws the eye to zones of the body, simultaneously accentuating and concealing in order to achieve a desired silhouette. Elaborate undergarments, diet regimens, exercise routines, and even plastic surgery have all been promoted as necessary tools for attaining the ideal fashion shape. However, the idealized fashionable body…

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Fashion Culture Film Screening: Franca: Chaos and Creation

May 10 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Poster for Franca: Chaos and Creation, courtesy of Franca the Movie. Join director Francesco Carrozzini for a screening of his film Franca: Chaos and Creation, an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor in chief of Vogue Italia. For 25 years, Sozzani’s magazine covers have broken rules and redefined concepts of beauty. Featuring interviews with Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Baz Luhrmann, Courtney Love, and others, the film is deeply insightful and emotional, like a love letter from…

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Exhibition: Fashion Unraveled — Opens

May 29
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Detail of ensemble by XULY.Bët, repurposed acrylic sweaters, fall 1994, gift of XULY.Bët. May 29–November 17, 2018  Fashion Unraveled will examine the concepts of imperfection and incompletion in fashion. Garments that are altered, unfinished, or deconstructed, in addition to clothing that shows signs of wear, will highlight the aberrant beauty in flawed objects. Unless such imperfections are intentional—as they are in the case of deconstructed fashion—these garments are often overlooked in museum collections. This exhibition will include a selection of…

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September 2018

Exhibition: Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color — Opens

September 7
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Afternoon dress, pink silk taffeta, 1857, USA, museum purchase. September 7, 2018–January 5, 2019  Pink is popularly associated with little girls, ballerinas, Barbie dolls, and all things feminine. Yet the symbolism and significance of pink have varied greatly across time and space. The stereotype of pink-for-girls versus blue-for-boys may be ubiquitous today, but it only gained traction in the mid-20th century. In the eighteenth century, when Madame de Pompadour helped make pink fashionable at the French court, it was perfectly…

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November 2018

Exhibition: Fashion Unraveled — Closes

November 17
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Detail of ensemble by XULY.Bët, repurposed acrylic sweaters, fall 1994, gift of XULY.Bët. May 29–November 17, 2018  Fashion Unraveled will examine the concepts of imperfection and incompletion in fashion. Garments that are altered, unfinished, or deconstructed, in addition to clothing that shows signs of wear, will highlight the aberrant beauty in flawed objects. Unless such imperfections are intentional—as they are in the case of deconstructed fashion—these garments are often overlooked in museum collections. This exhibition will include a selection of…

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January 2019

Exhibition: Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color — Closes

January 5, 2019
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Afternoon dress, pink silk taffeta, 1857, USA, museum purchase. September 7, 2018–January 5, 2019  Pink is popularly associated with little girls, ballerinas, Barbie dolls, and all things feminine. Yet the symbolism and significance of pink have varied greatly across time and space. The stereotype of pink-for-girls versus blue-for-boys may be ubiquitous today, but it only gained traction in the mid-20th century. In the eighteenth century, when Madame de Pompadour helped make pink fashionable at the French court, it was perfectly…

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