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Exhibition: Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT — Closes

April 20

Installation view of Fashion & Surrealism (1987) featuring La Sirène dress by Charles James and "Lobster" dress by Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí
Installation view of Fashion & Surrealism (1987) featuring La Sirène dress by Charles James and “Lobster” dress by Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí.

February 8–April 20, 2019

Founded in 1969 by the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Museum at FIT is a specialized fashion museum famous for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions. The museum has been the site of more than 200 exhibitions since the 1970s, and Exhibitionism commemorates approximately 33 of the most influential of these, including Fashion and Surrealism (1987), a groundbreaking show that examined the relationship between art and fashion; The Corset (2000), a beautiful and brilliant exploration of the most controversial garment in fashion history; and Fairy Tale Fashion (2016), a magical look at the such enchanted and emblematic items as the glass slipper and the red riding hood.

Exhibitionism also includes highlights from more recent award-winning exhibitions, such as A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk (2013) and Black Fashion Designers (2017). Each exhibition is highlighted through garments, original installation photos , and text that explains its importance, providing an engaging, behind the scenes look at the process of exhibition making.

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April 20
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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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