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Online Exhibition: The Roaring Twenties and the Swinging Sixties — Opens

March 15, 2021

two dresses, one from the 1920s and one from the 1960s
From left: Paul Poiret evening dress, gold silk chiffon with beads and rhinestones, circa 1926, France, museum purchase; Mila Schön dress, linen, circa 1968, Italy, gift of Mrs. Donald Elliman.

Launches online March 15, 2021

The School of Graduate Studies and The Museum at FIT (MFIT) present The Roaring Twenties and the Swinging Sixties, a virtual exhibition comparing the fashions of the ’20s and ’60s, both periods of significant crisis and change. Organized by students of FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice MA program, the show features 26 objects from the permanent collection of MFIT and fashion illustrations from FIT’s Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC). It is supplemented with archival photographs that further demonstrate the parallels between the fashion of the two decades. The process of creating an exhibition is a unique experience and a key feature of the Fashion and Textiles Studies program. For the first time, this student-led project is presented solely online, with the class working together remotely.

Find more details on The Museum at FIT’s website.

This virtual exhibition is free and open to the public; VISIT THE EXHIBITION HERE.