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Exhibition: Michael Katz: Art as Fashion — Opens
October 11–November 15, 2019
The Art and Design Gallery presents the work of the late fashion designer Michael Katz, whose exuberant hand-painted creations are part of the collection of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and have been worn by luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey and Mick Jagger.
Katz was a friend of FIT’s Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design program for over 20 years. He spoke to classes, juried windows, and donated original work to the program’s wardrobe collection, allowing students to use current luxury brand fashion for their displays and portfolios. Each of Katz’s garments was one of a kind, using hand-painted silk and silk-screened fabrics he used to create his collections. Katz also designed original patterns, which he also donated to the college.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.