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HUE WENT TO MOMA TO LOOK AT ART, BUT ALL WE FOUND WERE CLOTHES

Every now and then, Hue stumbles onto the vexing question of fashion versus art. Like, is Alexander McQueen’s jellyfish ensemble art? Or Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian dress? What if something is just really exceptionally crafted? Is exacting, painstaking craft itself an … Continue reading

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FIT GRAD STUDENT SAVES THE LIFE OF A 2000 YEAR OLD TEXTILE

Hue loves old things.  Things with a history, and a little bit of mystery.  That’s why we were so heartened to read that Quinn Bradley, who’s earning her MA in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice, spent last … Continue reading

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THESE CHANEL ILLOS ARE HOTTER THAN, WELL, SOMETHING VERY HOT

Our very own Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives owns some truly excellent fashion illustrations. Like these beauts of Chanel getups over the ages. Here’s a 1916 sketch from the files of Max Meyer (1876-1953), who later became president … Continue reading

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