New York Fashion Week (September 5-12) goes by in the blink of a model’s turn on the catwalk, but fashionistas can examine high fashion up close and to their heart’s content at several exhibitions this fall.
Currently at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology , “A Queer History of Fashion” looks at the creations of LGBTQ individuals over the past 300 years, with 100 ensembles associated with an emerging gay subculture and 21st-century high fashion, and illustrates how gay vernacular styles have evolved since Stonewall.
Exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America highlight Shanghai glamour from the first half of the 20th century and contemporary Chinese-American designers such as Anna Sui, Yeohlee Teng, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam.
“Fashion Jewelry” at MAD Museum shows what to wear with Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior or Dolce & Gabbana haute couture.
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