Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Museum at FIT

Yesterday I visited the Museum at FIT and saw two great exhibits.

Elsa Schiaparelli, Fall 1935
Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part One
The first of two exhibitions that highlight modern and contemporary pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection. More than fifty garments and accessories are featured by designers from Alaïa to Zoran, including work by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Christian Dior, and Miuccia Prada. A Schiaparelli sari-like gown (Fall 1935 collection) and a pair of Balenciaga platform shoes particularly caught my eye.

The other exhibit at the museum was Daphne Guinness.

Daphne Guinness Collection
It features approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness' personal collection, including designs from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Valentino. Guinness' own designs are also on display. This collection was a bit of a surprise to me. It didn’t expect to enjoy it so much. The collection had pieces that ranged from elegant to outrageous and it all worked fabulously together. 
A must see.

Now through to May 8, 2012.

Daphne Guinness Special Exhibitions Gallery.  
Now through to - January 7, 2012.  

Admission is FREE.
The Museum at FIT is located at 7th Avenue at 27 Street, New York City
(28th St Stop on 1 train)

Tues - Fri Noon - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays.

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