The Museum at FIT

In Fashion on March 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm

corset, circa 1903Sarka, "goddess" dress, 2008

The Fashion Institute of Technology is a world renown school of high fashion located on seventh avenue at 27th street in Manhattan.  In 1967 the institute created a museum “dedicated to advancing knowledge of fashion through exhibits, programs and publications.  The MFIT has over 50,000 permanent garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present. Exhibits change periodically and classes, book talks and signings are also offered.

From now through June 16th you can see “Seduction”, a fascinating exhibit on the definition of the word and how it continues to be redefined throughout the centuries.  Often carrying a negative connotation, “Seduction” presents the idea that it’s meaning is rather something of charm and of appeal to the senses.  Garments and pieces of lingerie are on display dating from the present back to the very early 1900’s.


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