The Museum at FIT : ''The Roaring Twenties and The Swinging Sixties''
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
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The FIT School of Graduate Studies and The Museum at FIT (MFIT) present ''The Roaring Twenties and The Swinging Sixties: More'', a virtual exhibition comparing the fashions of the twenties and sixties, both periods of significant crisis and change.
Organized by students of FIT’s Master of Arts program, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, and Museum Practice, the show features twenty-six objects from the permanent collection of MFIT and fashion illustrations from FIT’s Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC). It is supplemented with archival photographs that further demonstrate the parallels between the fashion of the two decades.
The themes of The Roaring Twenties and The Swinging Sixties are especially poignant in light of the tumultuous beginning of the 2020s. In addition to the global pandemic, movements for social justice and racial and gender equality – similar to those of the 1920s and 1960s – characterized 2020. Visitors are invited to contemplate what effects the progressive spirit of the 2020s will have on fashion, and how the resulting designs might compare to those of the 1920s and 1960s.
Launches March 15, 2021