Museum at FIT

Black Fashion Designers exhibit. (Courtesy Museum at FIT)

Attend events at notable NYC locations that celebrate black culture and its history.

An exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology, on view thru Nov. 19, explores the relationship between uniforms and high fashion.

The Museum at FIT leaps feet first into the synergy between the worlds of ballet and couture in its must-see new exhibition, on view thru Jan. 3, 2015.

If I were a slave to fashion, I might be wearing items from designer Walter Van Beirendonck’s Summer 2006 collection (pictured): a raffia coat, white organdy shirt and fitted orange cotton trousers. But it’s July 16, 2013, and I’m not a slave to fashion, much less a fashionista. The temperature is above 90 degrees, and I’m in a striped button-down and nondescript khaki shorts. Blah as my outfit is, if I were in Van Beirendonck’s threads, I would be shvitzing. Instead, I’ve just spent some time in the air-conditioned comfort of The Museum at FIT, looking at Van Beirondonck’s clothes and scores of other garments and accessories made by the world’s top couturiers, then and now.

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