Lauren Bacall: The Look traces the development of Bacall’s distinctive personal style and celebrates her lasting influence. Between 1968 and 1986, Bacall donated more than 700 garments and accessories to The Museum at FIT. Her gifts to the museum were the inspiration for the exhibition, which features selected garments alongside photographs, magazine features, and archival footage.

Bacall’s love of fashion—and her unique sense of style— were evident throughout her life. Her look, which she described as “studied carelessness,” accentuated the cool confidence she exhibited both on-screen and off. It was a powerful combination of individuality, audacity, and glamour that continues to inspire.