Trend-ology

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(left) Caftan (circa 1963), by Oscar de la Renta, (right) Dress (circa 1970), by Emilio Pucci. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
(left) Caftan (circa 1963), by Oscar de la Renta, (right) Dress (circa 1970), by Emilio Pucci. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
(left) Dress, yellow silk faille (circa 1770), (right) Men’s coat, yellow silk (circa 1790). Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
(left) Dress, yellow silk faille (circa 1770), (right) Men’s coat, yellow silk (circa 1790). Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
(left) Evening dress (circa 1950), by Christian Dior, (right) Dress (circa 1954), by Anne Fogarty. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
(left) Evening dress (circa 1950), by Christian Dior, (right) Dress (circa 1954), by Anne Fogarty. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
Chanel suit (1994), by Karl Lagerfeld. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
Chanel suit (1994), by Karl Lagerfeld. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
Evening dress (circa 1988), by Christian Lacroix. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT
Evening dress (circa 1988), by Christian Lacroix. Courtesy, The Museum at FIT

 

Trend-ology

Fashion & Textile History Gallery

December 3, 2013 – April 30, 2014

Trends may come and go, but in the fashion industry nothing ever really goes out of style for too long. Trend-ology focuses on a 250-year-old trend cycle—starting in the 18th century—and follows the emergence (and reemergence) of trends up into the current period. This exhibition features 100 flash-in-the-pan pieces including a tartan dress made in the early 1700s, a chunky gold Chanel necklace inspired by Salt-N-Pepa and a Murakami-designed Louis Vuitton satchel that was replicated ad nauseam. The show also touches on how trends develop and spread through various channels such as art, music and film, and how fast-fashion stores like H&M and Zara have contributed to the world of passé and beguiling trends. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu.