News From The FIT Museum

The most fashionable museum of Fashion, the museum at FIT bring bunch of winter programs on December. Please look into the schedule and the program, and enjoy fashionable winter!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MUSEUM AT FIT

The Museum at FIT would like to wish you a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Plan your next visit.

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FABRIC IN FASHION NOW OPEN
Fabric In Fashion explores the cultural history of textiles in Euro-American women’s fashion over the last two and a half centuries. Focusing on four of the most common fibers in Western women’s fashion, this exhibition features more than 30 flat textiles, as well as more than 65 garments and accessories. Visit the exhibition website to learn more. 

OBJECT OF THE MONTH

Pink can be fierce and feminist, punk and powerful — as Rei Kawakubo’s woman warrior in floral body armor demonstrates. This look comes from the fall 2016 Comme des Garçons “18th-Century Punk” collection. 

On view in Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color.

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FASHION CULTURE PODCAST

This month on The Museum at FIT Fashion Culture Podcast:

The History of Pink
Fashion in the Social Media Era
Subscribe and stream our podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play!

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Pink in Cosmetics
Thursday, December 13 | 6 pm 
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center
This event will be livestreamed.

Join for a panel on the importance of the color pink in the world of cosmetics. Moderator Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer for Mary Kay Cosmetics, will be joined by Luis Casco, makeup artist, television personality, and Global Beauty Ambassador for Mary Kay, and Karen Young, FIT professor and founder of The Young Group. This panel is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. 
Register online.

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Exhibitions

CURRENT | PINK: THE HISTORY OF A PUNK, PRETTY, POWERFUL COLOR
September 7, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Curated by Dr. Valerie Steele, Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color examines the use of the color pink in fashion and its changing significance over the past three centuries. Listen to the exhibition’s audio tour.


NOW OPEN! | EXPRESSIONS OF CIVILITY
November 19, 2018 – January 26, 2019
Expressions of Civility is the annual Fashion Institute of Technolgy faculty/staff exhibition. This year, for the first time ever, the faculty/staff show will include student work. The theme was chosen in order to support and expand upon a campus-wide initiative on civility that was launched by Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President of FIT.


NOW OPEN! | FABRIC IN FASHION
December 4, 2018 – May 4, 2019
Fabric In Fashion highlights both clothing and flat textiles from the museum’s permanent collection, examining how the physical properties of specific fabrics determine the way a piece of clothing interacts with the body, as well as how the design and cultural associations of textiles reveal the social motivations that drive fashion forward.


UPCOMING | EXHIBITIONISM: 50 YEARS OF THE MUSEUM AT FIT
February 8, 2019 – April 20, 2019
Exhibitionism commemorates approximately 33 of The Museum at FIT’s most influential exhibitions since the 1970s. Each exhibition will be highlighted using garments, photos of its original installation, and text that explains its importance, providing an engaging, “behind the scenes” look at the process of exhibition making.
Visit The Museum at FIT’s website to learn more about these and other upcoming exhibitions.

A World Of Fashion Online

INTERVIEW : VALERIE STEELE, DIRECTOR AND CHIEF CURATOR OF THE MUSEUM OF THE INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Valerie Steele talks with The Blueprint about postmodernism, modern corsets, new fetishes, and work on exhibitions in the era of Instagram.

THE FASHION INDUSTRY STRUGGLES AT THE INTERSECTION OF RACE AND SIZE ON THE RED CARPET
According to Fashionista, “despite a handful of designers who have answered the call for greater size and racial diversity, many starlets still encounter difficulties when trying to acquire high-end designer pieces.”

FROM HARARE TO LAGOS: AFRICA’S GENDER FLUID DESIGNS ARE DEFYING NORMS
Adebayo Oke-Lawal was a finalist for the LVMH prize and became the first Nigerian brand to show at London Collections Men in 2016.

THE MULTI BILLION-DOLLAR MODEST FASHION INDUSTRY THAT’S GONE GLOBAL
British Vogue investigates the $44 billion modest fashion market.

THE EVOLUTION OF TOUR MERCH
From the The Beatles to today’s hottest hip hop artists, bands continue to revolutionize tour merchandise.

REFINED, REBELLIOUS AND NOT JUST FOR GIRLS: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF PINK
“Pink has always been a color in transition, and so have social attitudes towards it,” said Dr. Valerie Steele on CNN Style.

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