Must get to New York. Now! Or at least in within the next six weeks. Why? Because everyone who works in, loves or can’t live without fashion needs to see this exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). 100 garments, accessories and other textiles from its museum’s HUGE collection are on display until November 16th – exploring the history of fashion from the 18th century to the present.
Among the highlights: pieces by Alexander McQueen during his time at Givenchy Couture and from both Yves Saint Laurent and Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga. And much, much more. I am thrilled to see fashion in such a broad context, swooning, I have no doubt, over the out-of-this-world crafts(wo)manship that went into those historic outfits (see pictures above). One focus of „RetroSpective” are silhouettes and how they evolved from way back when to the now. A must-see!!!
Info: The Museum at FIT, May 22-November 16, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York