Issey Miyake, molded plastic bustier, 1983. Photo by Irving Solero, MFIT. www.fitnyc.edu/museum
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology unveils a daring exhibition this weekend. Exploring the discourse between hard and soft, silk and steel, lingerie and armor, Love and War: The Weaponized Woman will present modern and historical fashion objects from designers like Thierry Mugler, Narciso Rodriguez, Junya Watanabe and Jean Paul Gaultier. The exhibition runs from September 9 - December 16, 2006.
FIT will also offer a special symposium this Saturday, September 9. Speakers such as Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby from Boudicca, Dr. Valerie Steele and Jean Yu will discuss fashion's most powerful and influential dichotomy.
Saturday, September 9
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
$30, Free to all students, and FIT Faculty and staff
Please visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum for detailed speaker, schedule, and registration information or call 212-217-7715.