Glamour: Fashion, Film, Fantasy
Glamour: Fashion, Film, Fantasy is a new exhibition on view February 15 through April 9 at The Museum at FIT in New York City featureing approximately 100 ultra-glamorous fashions, including dresses worn by stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, and Madonna.
Enchantment, illusion, and the desire to escape from reality were memorably conveyed during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Glamour: Fashion, Film, Fantasy includes many bias-cut gowns from the 1930s, as well as contemporary fashions inspired by them.
Viewers can compare Travis Banton’s 1938 silk jersey and chiffon gown, trimmed in fox and worn by Marlene Dietrich, with Bob Mackie’s strapless gown covered with white bugle beads and worn by Madonna to the 1991 Academy Awards.
The Museum at FIT is the only museum in New York City dedicated entirely to fashion. The museum’s costume collection includes approximately 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century, with strong emphasis on 20th-century designer fashions.
The Museum is located on the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue at 27 Street. Exhibition hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; closed Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays.
Admission is free.
For museum information call (212) 217-5800 or go to: www.fitnyc.edu/museum.