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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.

French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
September 5, 2019 – January 5, 2020
taupe silk satin evening wrap cpat with cream lining and brown fringe trim
French Fashion, Women, and the First World War is an unprecedented examination of the fraught and dynamic relationship between fashion, war, and gender politics in France during World War I.  With its diverse range of clothing and ephemera, from the exquisite to the quotidian, this exhibition brings into sharp focus the relationship between fashion and war, and how fashion reflected social change and became the locus of male anxiety in the face of rapid social upheaval.

The Museum at FIT loaned six objects to French Fashion, Women, and the First World War.

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
New York City
Paul Poiret, evening coat, silk satin, spring 1917, France,
2014.40.1, museum purchase.

Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
Victoria and Albert Museum
Opening on November 23, 2019
ivory flight suit with NIRVANA embroidered in gold and brown on pockets
Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. This exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.

The Museum at FIT loaned this object to Cars: Accelerating The Modern World.

Victoria and Albert Museum
Flight suit and hood, rayon, c. 1913, USA, P94.9.1,
museum purchase.