London Fashion
October 17, 2001 - January 12, 2002

The first major exhibition in the US to explore the importance of London as a fashion capital throughout the 20th century. With more than 75 clothing ensembles on view, the exhibition featured a range of works, from cutting-edge designs by Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan to London’s’ contribution to street-style with examples of punk and anti-fashion by Vivienne Westwood. In addition to the clothing, the exhibition featured shoes and other accessories, as well as videos of runway shows chosen and arranged to encourage visitors to explore some of the reasons why fashion design has flourished in London. The exhibition was curated by Valerie Steele, acting director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT and Fred Dennis, associate curator of costume.