New York Fashion & Design Exhibition Round-Up

0 Posted by - November 5, 2012 - Diary

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed For Stage And Screen
New York Public Library
Now through to January 12th

‘Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen includes costumes Katharine Hepburn kept in her personal collection of performance clothes, wardrobe which she wore for publicity, and examples of “rebel chic” from her casual and rehearsal wear. Augmented with film still, posters and playbills, the exhibition spans her long career in theater, film and television.’

Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part Two
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
May 23 – November 10, 2012

‘The Museum at FIT has long been recognized for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, but less well-known is the fact that our permanent collection encompasses more than 50,000 garments and accessories and 30,000 textiles dating from the eighteenth century to the present. The museum has organized two consecutive exhibitions in The Fashion and Textile History Gallery that celebrate the best of the permanent collection’

Charles James at Museum at FIT

Ivy Style
Special Exhibitions Gallery
September 14, 2012 through January 5, 2013

‘Ivy Style celebrates one of the most enduring clothing styles of the 20th century. It examines the “Ivy League Look,” which began during the early years of the century on the quads and in the libraries of elite, all-male, American universities, such as Harvard, Yale, and especially Princeton…
…The exhibition focuses on menswear that dates from the early days of Ivy to the present.  The gallery is arranged thematically (rather than chronologically), into sections that create an overall setting evoking the liveliness of an Ivy League university campus. These sections include a grassy quad, a classroom, and a dorm, as well as a library and an area devoted to varsity sports and athletic wear. Another key setting is a “university shop,” the kind of retail establishment that existed in nearly every city in the United States by the mid-20th century.’

"ivy style" MFIT "museum at FIT"

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