Night & Day

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Night & Day


Night & Day, an exhibition at The Museum at FIT on view December 3, 2009 – May 11, 2010, examines how rules that dictate appropriate dress for women have changed over the past 250 years. Featured in the exhibit were more than 100 day and evening garments, textiles, and accessories displayed in chronological order that illustrate the conventions for appropriate dress for a particular time of day, activity, or occasion and how these conventions continually change. Curated by Molly Sorkin, associate curator of costume, Night & Day revealed the evolution of the rules that govern fashion, including eras when strictly observed etiquette was the norm and other times when more flexible guidelines prevailed. The exhibition included work by designers such as Christian Dior, Charles James, Yves Saint Laurent, and Olivier Theyskens for Rochas.


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