Monday, July 10, 2017

Exhibitions at The Museum at FIT


I really love visiting the Museum at FIT. Entrance is free and it is a great way to see some amazing fashion, for the fashion lover or those wishing to study. There are so many fabulous museums like this in the city that I think many people forget about. Here is a listing of some of their current and upcoming exhibits which sound amazing!


CURRENT | FORCE OF NATURE


Force of Nature  examines how the beauty and complexity of the natural world have inspired fashion designers for centuries. The exhibition places more than 95 objects from MFIT’s permanent collection, dating from the 18th century to the present, within a context of period philosophies and scientific literature in order to demonstrate the deep interconnectedness between fashion and nature. More than a survey of flora, fauna, and geology as merely decorative, the exhibition reveals the natural world as a nexus of ideas and symbolism in fashion design. Open through Saturday, November 18, 2017.


The Force of Nature exhibit features works from Charles James, this photo from the MET exhibit in 2014 when I attended the press preview. His designs are truly works of art. 



CURRENT | THIRTEEN STORIES

The Fashion Institute of Technology is proud to present the 2017 MFA in Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibition, Thirteen Stories. This year, a diverse group of MFA candidates bound together by a passion for visual storytelling presents 13 unique visions. 13 artists, 13 voices, 13 stories. Closes Saturday, July 8, 2017.
UPCOMING | EXPEDITION: FASHION FROM THE EXTREME

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme examines high fashion inspired by clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on earth and beyond. Today’s luxurious parkas trace their roots to the “heroic era” of polar navigation (1890 to 1922), while down-filled “puffer” coats and backpacks were originally perfected for extreme mountain climbing during the mid-twentieth century. Experimental, high tech materials made for exploration to otherworldly realms — such as neoprene (deep sea) and Mylar (outer space) — have also made their way onto the runway. Opens Friday, September 15, 2017.

UPCOMING | THE BODY: FASHION AND PHYSIQUE

Fashion is inextricably linked to the physical form of the wearer. The cut of a garment draws the eye to zones of the body, simultaneously accentuating and concealing in order to achieve a desired silhouette. Elaborate undergarments, diet regimens, exercise routines, and even plastic surgery have all been promoted as necessary tools for attaining the ideal fashion shape. However, the idealized fashionable body is a cultural construct. Over the last 250 years, full hips, narrow hips, feminine waists, and boyish frames have each, at different times, been hailed as the pinnacle of beauty. The Body: Fashion and Physique will explore the complex history of the “perfect” body in fashion. Opens Tuesday, December 5, 2017.


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