Upcoming Exhibitions

Image: Adrian, costume, 1952, USA, from the film Lovely to Look At, 70.8.18

Gilbert Adrian (1903-1959) built his career as a costume designer at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he worked on more than 250 films, including The Wizard of OzAdrian: Hollywood and Beyond, highlights both Adrian’s ready-to-wear and his costumes,  while focusing on his innovative use of textiles.

See all current exhibitions.

Fashion Culture

Photo: Sir New York, all three ensembles, USA. Photograph by Christopher Hall for Hue magazine, winter 2017.

On Tuesday, March 14, you don't want to miss this lively conversation with Alexander Joseph, editor of FIT’s Hue magazine and four guest designers as they discuss the diverse future of menswear. Register online.

Now Open!

Image: Couture Future (ready-to-wear label by André Courrèges), pantsuit wool blend, 1968, France, gift of Mrs. Phillip Schwartz.

Paris played a significant role during one of the most fascinating and groundbreaking periods in fashion history. Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 examines the influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear, and popular culture during this era.

Black Fashion Designers

Patrick Kelly, dress, Fall/Winter 1986, France, Museum purchase, 2016.48.1
Explore the Black Fashion Designers exhibition website to find out more on many of the designers featured in the exhibition and on significant fashion events, such as The Battle of Versailles and the Ebony Fashion Fair.