Last Chance: F.I.T. Museum’s Denim Exhibit

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

Denim: Fashion's Frontier

With denim having such a strong influence on the fashion and accessories industry, this is your last chance to see F.I.T.’s compelling exhibition: “Denim: Fashion’s Frontier,” closing Saturday, May 7th.

Featuring more than 70 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, the show explores the multifaceted history of denim and its relationship with high fashion from the 19th century to the present.

In addition to the history of jeans, Denim examines a variety of denim garments—from work wear to haute couture—in order to shed new light on how a particular style of woven cotton has come to dominate the clothing industry and the way people dress around the globe.

Here, a sneak peek:

Denim Fashion Frontier installation view

“Denim: Fashion’s Frontier,” installation view

 

Customized Levi's, circa 1969. From the collection of The Museum at FIT.

Customized Levi’s, circa 1969. From the collection of The Museum at FIT.

 

Patchwork Week: Susan Cianciolo dress, Cone Mills denim, 2006. Collection of The Museum at FIT.

Patchwork Week: Susan Cianciolo dress, Cone Mills denim, 2006. Collection of The Museum at FIT.

 

Denim: Fashion's Frontier
The exhibition will be accompanied by a book–Denim: Fashion’s Frontier– written by McClendon, with a foreword by MFIT senior curator Fred Dennis. The book will offer a more in-depth exploration of the themes addressed in the exhibition and will highlight the legacy of The Museum at FIT’s former director Richard Martin, who is in large part responsible for the breadth of the museum’s denim collection.

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