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April 2017

Exhibition: Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond — Closes

April 1
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY 10001 United States
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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…

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NFLxFIT Visual System Design Contest and Exhibition — Opens

April 14
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY 10001 United States
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As part of a design contest given by the National Football League (NFL) , students designed new visual presentations of the NFL's team logos and other visual branding, with a particular eye for targeting younger audiences. The work of student participants and the winning designs will be on display in The Museum at FIT's Gallery FIT April 14 through 29. An artists' reception will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The Museum at FIT's hours are Tuesday–Friday, noon- 8 pm;…

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Exhibition: Paris Refashioned, 1957–1968 — Closes

April 15
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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Couture Future (ready-to-wear label by André Courrèges), pantsuit, 1968, wool blend, France, gift of Mrs. Phillip Schwartz. Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 examines the significant role that Paris played during one of the most fascinating and groundbreaking periods in fashion history. In 1957, 21-year-old Yves Saint Laurent was made creative director of the esteemed couture house of Christian Dior. His first solo collection for Dior included his A-line “trapeze” dresses, ushering in an unmistakable shift toward more relaxed and…

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NFLxFIT Visual System Design Contest and Exhibition — Closes

April 29
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY 10001 United States
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As part of a design contest given by the National Football League (NFL) , students designed new visual presentations of the NFL's team logos and other visual branding, with a particular eye for targeting younger audiences. The work of student participants and the winning designs will be on display in The Museum at FIT's Gallery FIT April 14 through 29. An artists' reception will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The Museum at FIT's hours are Tuesday–Friday, noon- 8 pm;…

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May 2017

Exhibition: Black Fashion Designers — Closes

May 16
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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December 6, 2016–May 16, 2017 Black Fashion Designers examines the impact made by designers of African descent on the world of fashion. Drawing exclusively from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection, the exhibition features approximately 75 fashion objects that illustrate the individual styles of more than 60 designers, placing them within a wider fashion context. Objects date from the 1950s to the present, including mid-century evening gowns by Anne Lowe and the jovial-yet-controversial work of Patrick…

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Fashion Culture: Red Carpet Style

May 16 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
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Nicole Kidman wearing John Galliano for Dior. Kevin Mazur/WireImage, 1997. Hal Rubenstein returns to FIT for an exciting conversation about contemporary style. The author of books such as 100 Unforgettable Dresses, Rubenstein has observed that “the right dress on the right woman at the right time creates this memorable moment that influences how we see beauty, how we see femininity.” He will discuss the impact of red carpet looks on today’s society. All Fashion Culture events are free, but…

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Fashion Culture: The Changing World of Luxury Retail

May 23 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
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Ken Downing. Join Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director for luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, for a discussion of the fashion industry’s current state of affairs from Downing’s singular, knowledgeable, insightful, and always humorous point of view. Downing travels the globe as an international ambassador, tracking trends from the front row, backstage, and in the streets. His insider’s view of the industry is inspiring and unparalleled. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required;…

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Exhibition: Force of Nature — Opens

May 26
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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Alexander McQueen, Plato’s Atlantis collection, Spring 2010, England, museum purchase. Force of Nature examines how the beauty and complexity of the natural world have inspired fashion designers for centuries. The exhibition places more than 75 objects from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection, dating from the 18th century to the present, within a context of period philosophies and scientific literature in order to demonstrate the deep interconnectedness between fashion and nature. An enthusiasm for country life…

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September 2017

Exhibition: Expedition: Fashion From the Extremes — Opens

September 15
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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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…

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November 2017

Exhibition: Force of Nature — Closes

November 1
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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Alexander McQueen, Plato’s Atlantis collection, Spring 2010, England, museum purchase. Force of Nature examines how the beauty and complexity of the natural world have inspired fashion designers for centuries. The exhibition places more than 75 objects from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection, dating from the 18th century to the present, within a context of period philosophies and scientific literature in order to demonstrate the deep interconnectedness between fashion and nature. An enthusiasm for country life…

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January 2018

Exhibition: Expedition: Fashion From the Extremes — Closes

January 6, 2018
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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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…

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