On view at THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK,
from May 4 to September 4, 2017

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Members of the UNDERFASHION CLUB, INC. witnessed the creative abundance of talent at the senior exhibition held in the John E. Reeves Great Hall at FIT on April 25, 2017. These garments, along with other categories (Special Occasion, Sportswear, Knitwear and Childrenswear), were on display as a preview to the FUTURE OF FASHION, the graduating seniors fashion show that will be presented on Monday, May 8th at 7pm ET. Visit http://fashionshow.fitnyc.edu for more information.

These talented FIT students will be graduating in May and we spoke with a few students to gain some insight on their next steps after graduation. read more

The Manus x Machina exhibit was on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan from May 5th – September 5th, 2016. It explored the changes in fashion design from the early 20th century to present day, focusing on the relationship between hand-made garments and those made by machines. The distinction between haute couture, garments that are designed to fit a singular model, and prêt-à-porter, garments that are mass-produced to fit a variety of body types, has faded from the traditional manmade vs. machine-made definition as technological developments thrive. Rather than presenting the practices as a dichotomy between man vs. machine, Manus x Machina celebrates how the collaboration of techniques has been advancing the future of fashion.

The traditional haute couture garments on display shared a glimpse into the cultural divide of manmade and machine-made garments from the early 20th century. During a time of fiscal turmoil, machines were known to be used for the mass-production of affordable clothing that was accessible to all classes. Only the high class could afford to commission haute couture garments, made to their unique measurements. It was a great luxury to have your garments carefully sewn together by the hands of a renowned designer, made to serve you best as an individual. read more

The Fashion Institute of Technology publicly presents the Dance & Fashion exhibit from September 13, 2014 until January 3, 2015 in the Museum at FIT.

“The Museum at FIT (MFIT) presents Dance & Fashion, a stunning exploration of the relationship between these two embodied art forms. It was organized by the museum’s director, Dr. Valerie Steele, and set in a dramatic mise-en-scène created by architect Kim Ackert, the exhibition features nearly 100 dance costumes and dance-inspired fashions, ranging from the 19th century to the present, many of which have never been exhibited.”
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Exposed: A History of Lingerie is organized by Colleen Hill. The exhibition is on view in the Fashion and Textile History Gallery at The Museum at FIT until November 15th, 2014.

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If you have even the slightest interest in lingerie, then Jean-Paul Gaultier at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM was an exhibit to see.  From start to finish this gallery of fashion was chock full of inspirational ideas, not just for the lingerie enthusiasts, but for all fashionistas.

His mastery of different cultures and combinations in his dresses, coats, and suits were just as awe inspiring…..there were dozens of visual delights in his denim, plaids, prints, velvets, leathers and pinstripes. read more

Lingerie Talk has a post about an exhibit that explores mechanical clothing, with women’s undergarments being the main focus. They have transformed over time as certain female figures shifted in and out of fashion. Articulated pannier and whalebone corset, circa 1740-60

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The Lingerie Française Exhibition at the London Film Museum is featuring 100 years of influential French lingerie! They’re displaying 260 of lingerie, video installations, and a life-sized hologram delivering a trans-historic striptease. Read more about it and see a few pieces for yourself on The Huffington Post.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/28/lingerie-francaise-exhibition-100-years-of-french-lingerie-_n_1922643.html