This weekend, I visited the Museum at FIT again... see my recent post for the other exhibit, currently on view.
This one was lovely, and definitely took a scholarly approach to what could have been a very standard subject matter. We all understand the 1950's-60's "look", and, love it or hate it, we can identify it, whether we are of the era or not. But there was a great deal of food for thought here...
- Studying the demographics and appealing to the lifestyles of the actual women with the ability to spend.
- The role of Paris in the international fashion scene.
- The importance of youth and innovation as partners in propelling fashion forward.
- Challenging tradition, new designers, collaborative work, and the importance of ready-to-wear at the dawning of a new age in the fashion system.
Well worth seeing.