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January 2018

Exhibition: Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme — Closes

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

John Cowan for Vogue, November 1964. 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…

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February 2018

Exhibition: Norman Norell: Dean of American Fashion — Opens

February 9, 2018
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Norman Norell for Traina-Norell, subway coat and dress, c.1958, gift of Lauren Bacall. February 9–April 14, 2018  This large-scale retrospective is an in-depth study of one of America’s greatest and most influential fashion designers. It is organized by guest curator Jeffrey Banks and MFIT’s deputy director Patricia Mears. Born in 1900, Norman Norell had an extraordinary career that spanned six decades. Working in the theater, film, and fashion industries, he incorporated the highest quality couture construction techniques and workmanship in…

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April 2018

Exhibition: Norman Norell: Dean of American Fashion — Closes

April 14, 2018
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Norman Norell for Traina-Norell, subway coat and dress, c.1958, gift of Lauren Bacall. February 9–April 14, 2018  This large-scale retrospective is an in-depth study of one of America’s greatest and most influential fashion designers. It is organized by guest curator Jeffrey Banks and MFIT’s deputy director Patricia Mears. Born in 1900, Norman Norell had an extraordinary career that spanned six decades. Working in the theater, film, and fashion industries, he incorporated the highest quality couture construction techniques and workmanship in…

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September 2018

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

September 7, 2018
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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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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