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The Museum at FIT Presents: Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties

Jan 19 Through Apr 17 | Wed |
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The Museum at FIT presents Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties, an exhibition centered on a decade that not only heralded the end of a century but the end of a millennium. With concepts ranging from minimalism to the revitalization of luxury design houses, the 1990s overflowed with styles that intrigued critics and consumers alike. "The curator of acclaimed exhibitions like Fairy Tale Fashion, Colleen Hill has outdone herself with this brilliant and timely exhibition on the fashions of the 1990s, which have come back into vogue for a new generation," says MFIT Director and Chief Curator Valerie Steele.

Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties features more than 85 garments and accessories, the majority of which were selected from MFIT's permanent collection of 50,000 objects. The introductory gallery highlights the connections between fashion and popular culture, from fashion's increasing presence on television to the growing fame of supermodels. Videos of runway presentations and clips from films and television shows such as Clueless and Sex and the City help illustrate the theme.

Venue: The Museum at FIT

227 W 27th St Map
212-691-2800