Date - February 27, 2016
2:00 pm until 3:00 pm
The Museum at FIT
227 West 27th Street
New York, NY, 10001
THE MUSEUM AT FIT
On February 27, we’ll be visiting The Museum at FIT to see two exhibitions: Fairy Tale Fashion, and Denim: Fashion’s Frontier, both will feature a range of inspired designs from a variety of internationally renowned clothing designers.
From the website: The Museum at FIT
FAIRY TALE FASHION
Special Exhibitions Gallery
January 15 – April 16, 2016
Fairy Tale Fashion uses some of the most extraordinary, beautiful, and luxurious examples of fashion to illustrate fifteen fairy tales, including well-known tales such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood. In addition to offering a brief history of the fairy tales and their significance, the show highlights their direct references to fashion. There are more than 80 looks in Fairy Tale Fashion , including a number of recent creations from labels such as Comme des Garçons, Dolce and Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Rodarte, and Undercover.
DENIM: FASHION’S FRONTIER
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
December 1, 2015 – May 7, 2016
Denim has become one of the world’s most beloved fabrics. According to anthropologist Daniel Miller, “On any given day, nearly half the worlds population is in jeans.” The cultural significance of this has yet to be fully determined. Denim: Fashion’s Frontier explores the dynamic history of denim and its relationship with high fashion from the 19th century to the present. The exhibition traces denim from its origins in work wear of the 19th century, through its role as a symbol of counterculture rebellion in America, to its acceptance into mainstream culture. It culminates with the arrival of blue jeans as luxury items during the late 20th century, and denim’s subsequent deconstruction by contemporary designers through postmodern pastiche and experimentation.
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
THE RED CAT RESTAURANT
Before our visit, members are invited to dine as a group at The Red Cat Restaurant. Details will be sent to attending members.
From the website: theredcat.com
In 1999, a journeyman chef named Jimmy Bradley opened The Red Cat in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. With a down-to-earth setting, The Red Cat eschewed the very notion of “concept,” offering outstanding food and professional, attitude-free service. To this day, The Red Cat remains defined by this simple approach. Bradley and his staff focus on the little things, believing that details are the difference between good and great.
The Red Cat Restaurant, 227 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011