The much anticipated publication featuring highlights from The Museum at FIT’s costume collection is finally here! Published by Taschen, with a forward by Suzy Menkes, and text by The Museum at FIT’s Director Valerie Steele, the initial copies of the title are gorgeous limited-editions housed in lucite display cases. Six ‘Designer Editions’ are available, featuring fabric covers selected by Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada and Diane von Furstenberg.
Profiles of one-hundred and twenty-three prominent 20th and 21st century fashion designers are interspersed with images of the Museum’s holdings of their work. Steele contributes additional essays on the history of exhibiting fashion in a museum setting as well as a history of the Museum at FIT itself. Additional contributions by MFIT staff Fred Dennis, Jennifer Farley, Colleen Hill, Melissa Marra and Patricia Mears. The trilingual title is published in English, French and German.