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Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color

September 7, 2018 – January 5, 2019 Pink is popularly associated with little girls, ballerinas, Barbie dolls, and all things feminine. Yet the symbolism and significance of pink have varied …

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Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe

September 23, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe featured 40 extraordinary fashions and accessories from the fabulous wardrobe of Élisabeth de Caraman-Chimay, the Countess Greffulhe (1860-1952). …

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Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch

September 18 – December 5, 2015 Susanne Bartsch has been a highly visible player in New York City nightlife from the 1980s to the present. Her penchant for extreme fashion …

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Dance & Fashion

September 13, 2014 – January 3, 2015 Dance & Fashion explored the relationship between two great embodied art forms: dance and fashion. Dance has utilized a wide variety of costumes, …

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A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk

September 13, 2013 – January 4, 2014 Curated by Fred Dennis, senior curator of costume, and Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, with exhibition design …

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Shoe Obsession

February 8 – April 13, 2013 Shoe Obsession examined our cultures ever-growing fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Designer shoes have overtaken It bags as the most coveted fashion accessories. …

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Daphne Guinness

September 16, 2011 – January 7, 2012 The exhibition Daphne Guinness featured approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’ personal collection, including designs from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Azzedine …

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Japan Fashion Now

September 17, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Japan Fashion Now explored how Japanese fashion has evolved in recent years. Japanese fashion today embraces not only the cerebral, avant-garde looks associated …

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Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out

June 17 – September 26, 2009 The Cuban-born fashion designer Isabel Toledo is often described as “a designer’s designer.” Although she is little known to the general public, her work …

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Gothic: Dark Glamour

September 5, 2008 – February 21, 2009 Gothic is an epithet that evokes images of death, destruction, and decay. Such negative connotations have made the gothic an ideal symbol of …

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