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CULTURE, FASHION / April 9 2012 10:29 AM

Frock of Ages: A History of Eco-Fashion

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Eco-fashion as we know it developed in the 1960s thanks to those damned dirty hippies and the burgeoning environmentalist movement. However, the history of sustainable style can be traced back to the 18th century when hand-crafted silk garments were “meticulously cared-for and altered for continued wear,” according to the Museum at FIT‘s Eco-Fashion: Going Green exhibit from two years ago. That exhibit explored the often contentious relationship between fashion and the environment and how it has developed over the past few centuries.

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CULTURE, NEWS / November 30 2011 7:00 AM

FIT Celebrates “The Great Designers” in Two-Part Exhibit

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For its ambitious, year-long, two-part exhibit  “The Great Designers, Parts One and Two,  the Museum at FIT went about acquiring some never-before-seen items to add to its already extensive permanent collection of 50,000 garments and accessories. 50 pieces, organized alphabetically by designer, will be displayed per exhibit;  from iconic brands like Christian Dior, Chanel, and Givenchy to young, avant-garde designers like Boudicca and Gareth Pugh. Part One, which opened yesterday, runs through May 8, followed shortly by Part Two, opening on May 23. 

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CULTURE, FASHION / November 2 2011 9:08 AM

Noritaka Tatehana High Heel-less Lady Gaga Shoes in Paris Exhibit

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Should you be headed off to Paris in the next several months, one exhibit you are not to miss is the presentation of shoes by Noritaka Tatehana. Archive pieces are displayed alongside the current collection – made-ro-order – at the Trading Museum in Commes des Garçcons. This 26-year-old has been making shoes on his own since he was 15! Thus, after a fair bit of training at Tokyo National University of the Arts, he’s out on the other side making Mother Monster-approved feats of footwear engineering. Look and lust:

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CULTURE, FASHION / August 8 2011 1:23 PM

10 Exhibits to See Now That Savage Beauty Has Closed

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A noticeable cloud has fallen over Manhattan. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the critically-acclaimed and commercially record-breaking retrospective on the late designer, hath closed. What to do?! Where to go?! Why go on?! But before you stab yourself in the face with an armadillo heel, check out these five fashion-related museum exhibits in and around New York. Sure, it may not fill the McQueen-sized hole in your heart, but at least you’ll have the memories of the Met. Unless you missed the exhibit, in which case just end your misery now.

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INDIE NEWSROOM: Faye Dunaway Strikes Back…Sneak Preview of Karl for Macy’s…A Post-Met McQueen Exhibit with Daphne

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- Faye Dunaway is fighting against her “slum landlord” — as she refers to him — having left three voicemails to the New York Times regarding their article on the actress facing evictionDunaway apparently spoke “with the inflection of a trained actor and the imperiousness of a seasoned celebrity.” I.e. she was wasted. [NYT]

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