FIT’s Fashion A-Z, Part I Closing; Part II Opening

Fashion A-Z Part II: Alexander McQueen, dress in silk satin and chiffon with photo digital print, spring 2010, England, museum purchase.

New York–If you want some fashion this weekend, head on over to FIT.

In addition to its rotating roster of special exhibitions, FIT also has a permanent collection encompassing more than 50,000 garments and accessories and 30,000 textiles dating from the 18th centure to present.

Currently, in The Fashion and Textile History Gallery, the museum is showing Fashion A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part One. And you better get there fast because it closes Tuesday, May 8.

Luckily, Part Two will commence May 23 and run through November 10.

A-Z Part I: Thierry Mugler, 1987-89, metallic silver/lilac two piece evening gown with bustier and long skirt. Museum purchase.

Unlike many exhibitions at FIT, which are organized chronologically, these are arranged alphabetically—from Armani, Balenciaga, and Chanel all the way through the alphabet to Vivienne Westwood, Yeohlee, and Zoran.

The show focuses on modern and contemporary fashion and accessories from the collection;  a nice departure from much of the historical shows often presented.

And if you can’t get to the show, you can always purchase the companion book published this Fall by TASCHEN.

For more information click here.


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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.