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Fashion, Italian Style

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 Fontana Sisters.

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 Trade Commission.

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.

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