'His & Hers' exhibition
 

18 Nov. 2010

FIT MUSEUM TO HOST ‘HIS & HERS’ EXHIBITION

Starting November 30, 2010, The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York will present ‘His & Hers’, an exhibition that examines the relationship between gender and fashion throughout history. Beginning with the 18th century and leading up to the present, His & Hers will explore changing perceptions of masculine and feminine looks, as well as developments in cross-gender appropriation. 

Featured designers’ looks include for example a pinstriped, navy blue woman’s pantsuit designed in 1967 by Yves Saint Laurent, a pastel man’s ensemble by Versace, made for the trend-setting TV show Miami Vice, exemplifying the 'new male' of the 1980’s, or pieces by Pierre Cardin, the first couturier to introduce a menswear line.

The museum is part of the Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of art and design, business and technology, and has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present. The museum's mission is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, publications, and public programs.

The exhibition His & Hers will be on view until May 10, 2011, in the Fashion and Textile Gallery at The Museum at FIT; the admission is free and open to the public.

Susannah Carey

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