Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Museum at FIT: Black Fashion Designers
Where: Museum at FIT
7 Avenue at 27th St.
New York, NY
Who: Tweens and up
When: Now through May 16, 2017
Mom - The current exhibit at the Museum at FIT celebrates Black Fashion Designers. It traces the history of African American fashion design from the 1950's to the present. It includes the work of such designers as Ann Lowe, Stephen Burrows, Willi Smith and Patrick Kelly. The collection includes beautiful colored dresses, lovely wedding dresses and even activist inspired clothing among other things. There is information about some famous black fashion models at the exhibit as well. To enhance your visit, there is an audio tour available that you can access on your smartphone. Although the exhibit is not really for small children, older children and anyone else particularly interested in fashion and/or the history of fashion would love it. If you just want to gaze at the fashions it shouldn't take you that long to go through the entire exhibit because the museum is small. However, if you want to take the time to carefully look at all the fashions and really go through them and read all the information included, it will take you a little longer. As always, the Museum at FIT, is completely free to visit. The Black Fashion Designers exhibit will be open through May 16, 2017. For more information go to http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/index.php.
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.