This past Saturday I had nothing to do. Which is an excellent problem to have when you live in an extremely exciting city. My roommates and I decided to take a little trip to the Museum at FIT. The Fashion Institute of Technology is a prestigious art and design school located in Chelsea. It is one of the most sought after schools for fashion students, being ranked one of the top five fashion schools in the world. The museum is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday and admission to the exhibits is free.
The museum houses three exhibition galleries for the public to view. We visited all three on our trip. I hope you're ready for A TON of photos.
Denim: Fashions Frontier
"The exhibition traces denim from its origins in work wear of the 19th century, through its role as a symbol of counterculture rebellion in America, to its acceptance into mainstream culture."
Fairy Tale Fashion
"Fairy Tale Fashion uses some of the most extraordinary, beautiful, and luxurious examples of fashion to illustrate fifteen fairy tales, including well-known tales such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood."
The Women of Harper's Bazaar, 1936-1958
"Organized by the graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice MA program, the exhibition draws from the Museum at FIT's extensive collection of Louise Dahl-Wolfe color photographs donated by the photographer herself."
The Museum at FIT is honestly amazing. If you want to check out any of these exhibits for yourself, hurry up! Come April and May, they will all be taken down and new ones will be in their places. Although I'm pretty excited for when that happens. I'll just have to go back and see what's new!
Until next time!
L O V E. Britt.