Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen Designs Shine at FIT Museum Show

By Mathew Katz on April 3, 2012 9:20am 

Alexander McQueen, dress, digital printed silk chiffon, spring 2010, England, museum purchase.
Alexander McQueen, dress, digital printed silk chiffon, spring 2010, England, museum purchase.
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MANHATTAN — The Museum at FIT's exhibition highlighting the grandest fashions in its collection will continue with a new round of designs in May, with a look at clothes by some of the biggest designers of the past century.

'Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT Part 2' will run from May 23 through Nov. 10 at the museum at 227 W. 27th St. The second round of fashion will showcase designers, organized alphabetically from Calvin Klein to Alexander McQueen to Madeline Vionnet.

The new exhibit includes transformative innovations from the history of fashion, including a bias-cut, 1936 evening dress by Vionnet.

The first half of the museum's comprehensive fashion exhibit, dubbed 'Fashion, A-Z,' is coming to a close on May 8.

The new exhibit includes some of Klein's earliest works from the '70s, such as a navy wool trenchcoat and trousers, alongside a fall 2008 evening coat by the label's current director, Francisco Costa.

A final highlist in the exhibition is a digitally printed dress from Alexander McQueen's spring 2010 'Plato's Atlantis' collection, its first time on display at the Museum at FIT.

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