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Exhibition: Head to Toe — Opens

November 17

high heel shoe and clutch
Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, silk evening pumps and clutch, 1955-1959, France, Gift of Arthur Schwartz. 79.169.6.

November 17, 2021–May 8, 2022
Fashion and Textile History Gallery

Head to Toe will explore approximately 200 years of women’s dress from 1800 to the early 21st century through the lens of accessories. Often garments are the focus of fashion exhibitions, however accessories are integral components of the full ensemble, and are important in communicating vital messages about the wearer. Over time accessories have become powerful tools in articulating ideas about femininity, sexuality, modesty, power, class, and race, as well as an important outlet to express style and individuality.

Head to Toe will detail the intricacies and etiquette of Euro-American women’s fashion, showing its evolution over time and its changing social context. Topics such as imperialism, industrialization, feminism, and modernity will be explored.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
November 17
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Website:
fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/head-to-toe.php

Venue

Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States
Phone:
212 217.4558
Website:
fitnyc.edu/museum

Organizer

The Museum at FIT
Phone:
(212) 217-4585
Email:
museuminfo@fitnyc.edu
Website:
fitnyc.edu/museum