Courtesy of the Museum at FIT.

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

Description

“The Roaring Twenties and The Swinging Sixties” compares the fashions of the 1920s and 1960s, both periods of significant crisis and change. Organized by students from FIT’s Master of Arts program, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice, the show features twenty-six objects from MFIT, fashion illustrations from FIT’s Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC), and additional archival photographs and films that further demonstrate the parallels between the fashion of the two decades. The exhibition was also created by an all-female class and deals with women’s history and the shifting of gender roles during both decades, which comes just in time for Women’s History Month.