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UNITED STATES / New York: Impact Fifty Years of the CFDA at MFIT

until Friday April 20 2012

Tuesday - Friday / noon-8 pm; Saturday /10 am-5 pm; Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays
The Museum at FIT
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
10001-5992 New York
United States

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An exhibition of 100 garments and accessories designed by the CFDA’s most impactful creators of the last fifty years.

In honor of creativity and in celebration of the 50th anniversary, CFDA presents, in partnership with The Museum at FIT Fashion Institute of Technology, an exhibit that represents the tremendous work of his members for the last five decades.

Among the designers included in the exhibition will be Halston, Norman Norell, Pauline Trigère, Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Rudi Gernreich, Bob Mackie, James Galanos, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar
de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Isabel Toledo, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler.

Also included in the exhibition will be visual images and acknowledgement of the nearly 600 designers who have been members over the last five decades. Each living designer selected to participate in the exhibition will select a single object or ensemble that best represents his or her impact on the fashion world. Work by historical CFDA members will be selected by exhibition curators, Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT, and Fred Dennis, the museum’s senior curator.