We were thrilled to welcome alumni to a private tour of the Museum at FIT’s newest exhibition, Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s. The tour was led by Patricia Mears (MA `92), Deputy Director of The Museum at FIT, along with co-curator and leading menswear historian Bruce Boyers. Guests took great joy in returning to campus and hearing fantastic insight from the curators themselves. Following the tour, alumni mingled at the reception at Moda Espresso Bar. If you are interested in attending an upcoming alumni event, be sure to sign up here.
Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s celebrates the most innovative and beautifully designed clothing made in the 20th century. This is the first exhibition to concurrently examine both men’s and women’s fashion of the 1930s, specifically objects made by the era’s finest dressmakers and men’s clothiers. Haute couture and bespoke tailoring are equally represented by the approximately 80 ensembles and 30 accessories that are arranged thematically in an exhibition environment designed to evoke the restrained style of the era. The exhibition opened on February 7, 2014 and runs through April 19, 2014. Learn more about Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s.