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MFIT on the Road

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The Museum at FIT often loans objects from its permanent collections to other institutions for use in exhibitions. Watch this space for venues featuring MFIT on the road.

Oscar de la Renta
The de Young Museum
March 12 - May 30, 2016
Oscar de la Renta green and gold taffeta dress from 1978
This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition includes more than 130 ensembles produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. The Museum at FIT loaned five ensembles to the exhibition.

The de Young Museum
San Francisco, CA
Oscar de la Renta, eventing set, silk tissue taffeta, c. 1978, USA, 91.190.2, Gift of Penelope Tree.

Game Changers
March 18 - August 14, 2016
Pierre Cardin black silk gazar dress from circa 1965
Game Changers – Reinventing the 20th century silhouette looks at the groundbreaking work of fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga as well as pioneers of haute couture in the 1920s and 1930s and designers of the 1980s and 1990s. These ‘Game Changers’ looked at fashion of the 20th century from a new perspective. The Museum at FIT loaned looks by Balenciaga, Pierre Cardin, Comme des Garçons, Charles James, and Isabel Toledo to the exhibition.

Antwerp, Belgium
Pierre Cardin, eventing dress, silk gazar, c. 1965, USA, P85.89.1, Museum purchase.