inner_dinosaur (inner_dinosaur) wrote in egl,

New Exhibit at the Museum at FIT

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Hi all!

I'm sure a lot of you remember a post a little back that announced that the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)  was hosting an exhibit on Japnese fashion, which included lolita. Well, I was just on their website today and I saw an announcement for an upcoming exhibit which will feature none other than the iconic designer Viven Westwood! While not specifically lolita, Westwood's rocking horse shoes are used often in loli coordinates so I thought this was worth posting to the community!

Here's the description from FIT's website:

Vivienne Westwood 1980-89
Gallery FIT
March 8, 2011 - April 2, 2011
Vivienne Westwood rocking horse boot MFIT Museum at FIT

Vivienne Westwood 1980-89 will be the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Westwood’s fashions of the 1980s and highlight the significant shift in Westwood’s design style during this decade. Her work of the early 1980s was prominently featured in edgy magazines such as i-D, and her following was comprised mainly of street-style insiders. By 1985, her more structured, feminine, and historically-inspired styles began to attract the attention of the mainstream press and widened Westwood’s audience. The exhibition will include a unisex ensemble from the Pirate collection (1981), a woman’s ensemble from the influential Buffalo collection (1982) and a pair of Westwood’s iconic “Rocking Horse” boots from the Harris Tweed collection (1987). Editorial photographs from magazines such as The Face and British Vogue will further illuminate Westwood’s impact on 1980s fashion, as will runway footage and video interviews with the designer.

In addition, it seems that the exhibition will run from March 8, 2011- April 2nd, which means it will overlap with the extended Japan Fashion Now.
Here's the link to FIT's site:
Thoughts? Comments? I'm personally planning on visiting the both exhibits in my rocking horse shoes! ;D

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