The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City teaches its students all there is to know about fashion and design. But, it also houses a fashion museum that’s free to the public! Anyone intrigued by fashion, and planning a trip to New York City, should definitely check out the exhibits. For information on hours and location, please see their website here. While I was in Manhattan for Fashion Week in February, I attended one of FITs spectacular presentations entitled “Fairy Tale Fashion.” It took a look at the whimsical world of some familiar fairy tales, but illustrated them through various pieces created by some of the top designers on the planet. Utilizing garments from different eras they were able to create a magical fashion experience for the viewer.
To quote from their website, “Fairy Tale Fashion featured more than 80 objects placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings designed by architect Kim Ackert. Since fairy tales are not often set in a specific time period, Fairy Tale Fashion included garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. There was a particular emphasis on extraordinary 21st-century fashions by designers such as Thom Browne, Dolce and Gabbana, Tom Ford, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Prada, Rodarte, and Walter Van Beirendonck, among others.”
Look for Cinderella’s glass slipper, as well as interpretations of another famous pair of shoes—the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz. You’ll also see items from their historical collection, such as a red cloak that may very well have been worn by Red Riding Hood herself!
Exhibits inspire us to think about the creative arts and they way they touch our lives on a daily basis! Enjoy the photographs I took!