February 11 - April 12, 2003 - - The Museum at FIT aims to refresh America's
appreciation of Italian fashion by dedicating the entire museum to the luxury
and artistry of Italian style.
More than 100 examples of clothing for men and women will be displayed, together
with yarns, fabrics, shoes and handbags, eyeglasses, and jewelry.
While concentrating on contemporary Italian style from A to Z (Armani to
Zegna), the exhibition will provide an important historical context through
the inclusion of iconic styles by designers such as Walter Albini and The
Visitors will also see how Italy's tradition of fine quality and craftsmanship
marries technological innovation through the uniquely Italian model of the
fashion system, which is characterized by the vertical integration of production
from fiber to finished product.
The exhibition is curated by Valerie Steele, acting director and chief curator,
together with Lynn Felsher, curator of textiles, and students of the Department
of Graduate Studies of FIT under Maria Ann Conelli.
Fashion, Italian Style is made possible through the generosity of the Italian
Admission to the exhibitions is free.
HOURS: Tues - Fri Noon - 8pm , Saturday 10am - 5pm. Closed Sundays,
Mondays, and legal holidays
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Museum
Located on the Southwest corner of Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, the museum
can be reached by subway: 1, 9, C, E, F, V, N, or R, and by bus: M10. Penn
Station is close by at 31st Street for the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey
Transit, and Amtrak.