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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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February 2019

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

February 15, 2019
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Installation view of Fashion & Surrealism (1987) featuring La Sirène dress by Charles James and "Lobster" dress by Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí. February 15–April 13, 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 museu m 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 explored…

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April 2019

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

April 13, 2019
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Installation view of Fashion & Surrealism (1987) featuring La Sirène dress by Charles James and "Lobster" dress by Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí. February 15–April 13, 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 museu m 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 explored…

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May 2019

Exhibition: Fabric In Fashion — Closes

May 4, 2019
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Traina-Norell, “Indian sari” silk brocade dress, circa 1955, gift of Mildred Morton. December 4, 2018–May 4, 2019  Fabric In Fashion explores the role played by textiles in forming the silhouette in Western fashion over the last 250 years. The examination of textiles is often separated from that of the fashionable silhouette, yet historically, textiles were as important as the cut of clothing in keeping up with current fashion. This exhibition will delve into the mechanics of textiles, looking at how fibers…

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February 2020

Exhibition: Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse — Opens

February 7, 2020
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Charles James ballgown, silk chiffon, satin, netting, and boning, 1954-1955, USA, gift of Robert Wells in memory of Lisa Kirk. February 7–April 18, 2020  Ballet took its place in the western pantheon of modern high culture during the interwar years of the twentieth century. The ballerina, the form’s most celebrated practitioner, blossomed into a revered figure of beauty and glamour, and her signature costume—the corseted tutu—inspired many of fashion’s leading designers. Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse will illustrate the influence of classical ballet and…

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April 2020

Exhibition: Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse — Closes

April 18, 2020
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Charles James ballgown, silk chiffon, satin, netting, and boning, 1954-1955, USA, gift of Robert Wells in memory of Lisa Kirk. February 7–April 18, 2020  Ballet took its place in the western pantheon of modern high culture during the interwar years of the twentieth century. The ballerina, the form’s most celebrated practitioner, blossomed into a revered figure of beauty and glamour, and her signature costume—the corseted tutu—inspired many of fashion’s leading designers. Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse will illustrate the influence of classical ballet and…

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