A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk

Excperpts from the newsletter ‘Leslie-Lohman Museum Recommends’ and www.fitnyc.edu

Exhibition

A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk
September 13, 2013 -January 4, 2014
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Ave at 27th St, New York, USA

A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk features approximately 100 ensembles, from 18th-century menswear styles associated with an emerging gay subculture to 21st-century high fashion. This is the first museum exhibition to explore in depth the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) individuals over the past 300 years.

Symposium

The Museum at FIT’s thirteenth fashion symposium, A Queer History of Fashion: from the Closet to the Cat Walk, November 8-9, 2013, boasts twenty participants, more than any symposium being held yet. Over the course of two days, an international array of scholars, authors, designers, and curators will discuss both historical and contemporary issues related to queer designers, icons, fashion and style.


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