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Just launched: the #ExpeditionFashion blog! Explore the history and #behindthescenes  stories of this unique #fashionexhibition in a new post each week. #thisweek is  assistant curator Liz Way's post about researching #spacesuit technology and its influence on #fashiondesign Link to blog via url in Bio. .
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Image: #helmutlang #jumpsuit 1999 #museumatfit #fashionmuseum

Just launched: the #ExpeditionFashion blog! Explore the history and #behindthescenes stories of this unique #fashionexhibition in a new post each week. #thisweek is assistant curator Liz Way's post about researching #spacesuit technology and its influence on #fashiondesign Link to blog via url in Bio. .
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Image: #helmutlang #jumpsuit 1999 #museumatfit #fashionmuseum

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#NationalFlowerWeek | The #rose is the #nationalflower of the United States, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Maldives, and Slovakia. England claims the #tudorrose .
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Animals, including humans, share an attraction to "beauty." #Darwin observed that in bird species it is the males who #flaunt elaborate and colorful forms; yet in 19th-century human society, females were the more ornamented sex. This rose-patterned #suit, however, celebrates male display, promoting #allesandromichele 's #genderfluid vision for #Gucci. "My idea of masculinity is #beauty ," remarked Michele.
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This 2017 @gucci #manssuit is currently on view in #forceofnature at the #museumatfit #fashionmuseum #fashionexhibition #free

#NationalFlowerWeek | The #rose is the #nationalflower of the United States, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Maldives, and Slovakia. England claims the #tudorrose .
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Animals, including humans, share an attraction to "beauty." #Darwin observed that in bird species it is the males who #flaunt elaborate and colorful forms; yet in 19th-century human society, females were the more ornamented sex. This rose-patterned #suit, however, celebrates male display, promoting #allesandromichele 's #genderfluid vision for #Gucci. "My idea of masculinity is #beauty ," remarked Michele.
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This 2017 @gucci #manssuit is currently on view in #forceofnature at the #museumatfit #fashionmuseum #fashionexhibition #free

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Force of Nature and Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme are both on view at the #museumatfit | the #exhibits are #free | you won't want to miss either #fashionexhibition #ExpeditionFashion #forceofnature #jeanpaulgaultier #abercrombieandfitch #burberry  #yvessaintlaurent #safaritunic #safarisuit #ralphlauren

Force of Nature and Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme are both on view at the #museumatfit | the #exhibits are #free | you won't want to miss either #fashionexhibition #ExpeditionFashion #forceofnature #jeanpaulgaultier #abercrombieandfitch #burberry #yvessaintlaurent #safaritunic #safarisuit #ralphlauren

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In the fourth and final trailer for #ExpeditionFashion, a fall/winter 2014 puffer coat by #JunyaWatanabe emphasizes protection from cold and winds. Get ready to explore the key inhospitable environments in "Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme" on view starting tomorrow! #museumatfit #fashionexhibition #mountaineering #exhibitiontrailer #videotrailer

In the fourth and final trailer for #ExpeditionFashion, a fall/winter 2014 puffer coat by #JunyaWatanabe emphasizes protection from cold and winds. Get ready to explore the key inhospitable environments in "Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme" on view starting tomorrow! #museumatfit #fashionexhibition #mountaineering #exhibitiontrailer #videotrailer

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This Common Rose butterfly, native to Singapore was the inspiration for a capsule collection designed by a group of students at @lasallesingapore who are collaborating with the #museumatfit on a #fashionculture #crosspollination workshop organized by MFIT's Education Department. Inspired by and responding to the  our #fashionexhibition  #ForceofNature, LaSalle students will present their final designs in a student #exhibition in Singapore in October. We are  humbled and proud to see their hard work and the creative directions they are taking the concepts presented in the Force of Nature exhibition. #fashiondesign #inspiration #metamorphosis #scienceofattraction #fashioningafuture #investigatingnature #scienceiscool #museumeducation #creativity #nature #butterfly #naturalbeauty #singapore @tanya.melendez.e @mmarra22 @circehenestrosa

This Common Rose butterfly, native to Singapore was the inspiration for a capsule collection designed by a group of students at @lasallesingapore who are collaborating with the #museumatfit on a #fashionculture #crosspollination workshop organized by MFIT's Education Department. Inspired by and responding to the our #fashionexhibition #ForceofNature, LaSalle students will present their final designs in a student #exhibition in Singapore in October. We are humbled and proud to see their hard work and the creative directions they are taking the concepts presented in the Force of Nature exhibition. #fashiondesign #inspiration #metamorphosis #scienceofattraction #fashioningafuture #investigatingnature #scienceiscool #museumeducation #creativity #nature #butterfly #naturalbeauty #singapore @tanya.melendez.e @mmarra22 @circehenestrosa

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Sneak peek | Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme opens this Friday! #behindthescenes #sneakpeek #fashionexhibition #expeditionfashion #fashionmuseum #fashion #museumatfit

Sneak peek | Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme opens this Friday! #behindthescenes #sneakpeek #fashionexhibition #expeditionfashion #fashionmuseum #fashion #museumatfit

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In this 'Space' trailer for #ExpeditionFashion, travel across the black and white surface of a dress by #MichaelGoma for #Patou. The shape resembles a #NASA space capsule. See this ensemble in the upcoming exhibition Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme opening September 15. #museumatfit #fashionexhibition #exhibitiontrailer #videotrailer #spaceage #outerspace #spacecapsule #opart

In this 'Space' trailer for #ExpeditionFashion, travel across the black and white surface of a dress by #MichaelGoma for #Patou. The shape resembles a #NASA space capsule. See this ensemble in the upcoming exhibition Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme opening September 15. #museumatfit #fashionexhibition #exhibitiontrailer #videotrailer #spaceage #outerspace #spacecapsule #opart

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Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme #expeditionfashion #fashionexhibition .
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High fashion influenced by clothing made for extreme environments are presented within dramatically designed environments. Opens Sept 15 #fashionmuseum #museumatfit | Photo by John Cowan 1964

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme #expeditionfashion #fashionexhibition .
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High fashion influenced by clothing made for extreme environments are presented within dramatically designed environments. Opens Sept 15 #fashionmuseum #museumatfit | Photo by John Cowan 1964

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Thom Browne is receiving MFIT's  #couturecouncil Award for Artistry of Fashion right now! Check our story! Congratulations Thom!!! @thombrowneny #museumatfit #fashionaward #nyfw #nyfw2017 #lincolncenter

Thom Browne is receiving MFIT's #couturecouncil Award for Artistry of Fashion right now! Check our story! Congratulations Thom!!! @thombrowneny #museumatfit #fashionaward #nyfw #nyfw2017 #lincolncenter

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The Body is coming.... .
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@chromat getting dressed in the lab today for our upcoming exhibition "The Body: Fashion and Physique" ✨ thanks to the amazing handiwork of conservator @marjorie_jonas .
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#thebody #fashionandphysique #museumatfit #chromat #chromatbabe #fashionexhibition via @emmamcclendon

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@chromat getting dressed in the lab today for our upcoming exhibition "The Body: Fashion and Physique" ✨ thanks to the amazing handiwork of conservator @marjorie_jonas .
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#thebody #fashionandphysique #museumatfit #chromat #chromatbabe #fashionexhibition via @emmamcclendon

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This ensemble by #fashiondesigner  #yohjiyamamoto functions as a cocoon against #Arctic winter and is set in a scenic design of a frozen landscape in Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme. Opens 9/15. #expeditionfashion #videotrailer #exhibitiontrailer #fashionexhibition #museumatfit

This ensemble by #fashiondesigner #yohjiyamamoto functions as a cocoon against #Arctic winter and is set in a scenic design of a frozen landscape in Expedition: Fashion From the Extreme. Opens 9/15. #expeditionfashion #videotrailer #exhibitiontrailer #fashionexhibition #museumatfit

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Today. Guy walks by wearing Thom Browne. On the street in front of the #museumatfit @fitnyc He must be getting ready to attend our #couturecouncil luncheon next Wednesday honoring #thombrowne and kicking off #nyfw2017 #nyfw #streetphotography #streetstyle #shortpants #pebblegrainbrogues

Today. Guy walks by wearing Thom Browne. On the street in front of the #museumatfit @fitnyc He must be getting ready to attend our #couturecouncil luncheon next Wednesday honoring #thombrowne and kicking off #nyfw2017 #nyfw #streetphotography #streetstyle #shortpants #pebblegrainbrogues

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The most challenging forms of human #exploration include #treks to the #polarcaps ascent of the highest #mountainpeaks , descent to the #bottomoftheocean and travel to #outerspace | Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme opens at the #museumatfit on Sept 15 #expeditionfashion #fashionexhibition #exhibitiontrailer #alexandermcqueen #ss2010

The most challenging forms of human #exploration include #treks to the #polarcaps ascent of the highest #mountainpeaks , descent to the #bottomoftheocean and travel to #outerspace | Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme opens at the #museumatfit on Sept 15 #expeditionfashion #fashionexhibition #exhibitiontrailer #alexandermcqueen #ss2010

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It's #nationalbowtieday and we πŸ’œ this one dressed with a Wood Carlson Co. #tuxedo from 1935. Collection of the #museumatfit

It's #nationalbowtieday and we πŸ’œ this one dressed with a Wood Carlson Co. #tuxedo from 1935. Collection of the #museumatfit

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This morning #elonmusk posted the first picture of the working  #SpaceX #spacesuit "Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately." #expeditionfashion opens at the #museumatfit on September 15 @elonmusk #spacetravel

This morning #elonmusk posted the first picture of the working #SpaceX #spacesuit "Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately." #expeditionfashion opens at the #museumatfit on September 15 @elonmusk #spacetravel

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Party in the studio today! Shooting for the book that will accompany the upcoming special exhibition, Pink: A History of Pink in Fashion, Art & Culture #museumatfit #fashionmuseum #fashionexhibition #pink #pinkexhibition #fashion photo by @eileencosta

Party in the studio today! Shooting for the book that will accompany the upcoming special exhibition, Pink: A History of Pink in Fashion, Art & Culture #museumatfit #fashionmuseum #fashionexhibition #pink #pinkexhibition #fashion photo by @eileencosta

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Feathers have stimulated the imaginations of many fashion designers, who have often aspired to transform their women into exotic birds. Delicate, flexible #plumes adorn this early #1960s  #pillboxhat , creating an animated display befitting a woman who is herself a #raraavis | currently on view in the #museumatfit #fashionexhibition #ForceOfNature #fashionhistory photo by @tamsenellen

Feathers have stimulated the imaginations of many fashion designers, who have often aspired to transform their women into exotic birds. Delicate, flexible #plumes adorn this early #1960s #pillboxhat , creating an animated display befitting a woman who is herself a #raraavis | currently on view in the #museumatfit #fashionexhibition #ForceOfNature #fashionhistory photo by @tamsenellen

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During the Enlightenment, #exploration of exotic lands introduced Europeans to unfamiliar forms of #plant life. Naturalists began identifying plant species from around the world, reinforcing the public's fascination with #naturalscience. #Botanic gardens showcased the new and exotic plants. They became places where all social classes could reconnect with #nature, and they served as sources artistic inspiration. By the 19th century, botanic gardens had also become reputable laboratories for scientific investigation. | Installation image from #ForceofNature #fashionexhibition at the #museumatfit on view thru Nov 18. #fashionhistory

During the Enlightenment, #exploration of exotic lands introduced Europeans to unfamiliar forms of #plant life. Naturalists began identifying plant species from around the world, reinforcing the public's fascination with #naturalscience. #Botanic gardens showcased the new and exotic plants. They became places where all social classes could reconnect with #nature, and they served as sources artistic inspiration. By the 19th century, botanic gardens had also become reputable laboratories for scientific investigation. | Installation image from #ForceofNature #fashionexhibition at the #museumatfit on view thru Nov 18. #fashionhistory

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#museumatfit curator Emma McClendon interviewed the inspirational Iskra Lawrence (@iskra) for our upcoming exhibition "The Body: Fashion and Physique" opening in December! #iskralawrence #fashionexhibition #TheBody #fashionandphysique

#museumatfit curator Emma McClendon interviewed the inspirational Iskra Lawrence (@iskra) for our upcoming exhibition "The Body: Fashion and Physique" opening in December! #iskralawrence #fashionexhibition #TheBody #fashionandphysique

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Throughout most of the 1970s, couture seemed outdated and irrelevant. Even Saint Laurent preferred his ready-to-wear line, Rive Gauche. But then he reversed course and revitalized Parisian couture with rich theatricality, sophisticated historical references, and luxurious fabrics. | Evening set of black chenille, velvet, gold lamΓ©, jet, and sequins, Fall 1978. Collection of the #museumatfit #ysl #yvessaintlaurent #couture #1970s #fashion #fashionhistory #happybirthday

Throughout most of the 1970s, couture seemed outdated and irrelevant. Even Saint Laurent preferred his ready-to-wear line, Rive Gauche. But then he reversed course and revitalized Parisian couture with rich theatricality, sophisticated historical references, and luxurious fabrics. | Evening set of black chenille, velvet, gold lamΓ©, jet, and sequins, Fall 1978. Collection of the #museumatfit #ysl #yvessaintlaurent #couture #1970s #fashion #fashionhistory #happybirthday

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Water is the essence of all life on earth. Simulating water striking a hard surface, this one-of-a-kind, translucent dress "splashes" away from the body. To create it, Iris Van Herpen used hot air guns and metal pliers to mold sheets of acrylic. "I look to nature a lot and also to the processes within nature . . . technology is inspired by natural processes," Van Herpen explained. | Splash dress, #acrylic glass, 2013, created in collaboration with @showstudio and @daphne.guinness | Currently on view in #forceofnature at the #museumatfit #irisvanherpen #splash #water

Water is the essence of all life on earth. Simulating water striking a hard surface, this one-of-a-kind, translucent dress "splashes" away from the body. To create it, Iris Van Herpen used hot air guns and metal pliers to mold sheets of acrylic. "I look to nature a lot and also to the processes within nature . . . technology is inspired by natural processes," Van Herpen explained. | Splash dress, #acrylic glass, 2013, created in collaboration with @showstudio and @daphne.guinness | Currently on view in #forceofnature at the #museumatfit #irisvanherpen #splash #water

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#HappyBirthday Charles James! A true sculptor of fashion, Charles James would transform women by using boning, corsetry, and layers of fabric to create luxurious gowns with sophisticated silhouettes. By abstracting the body, this gown suggests the silhouette of a swan with wings folded across its back. Now on view in #ForceofNature. #charlesjames #fashionexhibition #museumatfit

#HappyBirthday Charles James! A true sculptor of fashion, Charles James would transform women by using boning, corsetry, and layers of fabric to create luxurious gowns with sophisticated silhouettes. By abstracting the body, this gown suggests the silhouette of a swan with wings folded across its back. Now on view in #ForceofNature. #charlesjames #fashionexhibition #museumatfit

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Winter is here at last #winteriscoming #got7 #gameofthrones Bodkin coat Fall 2010

Winter is here at last #winteriscoming #got7 #gameofthrones Bodkin coat Fall 2010

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#museumatfit curator Emma Mcclendon interviewed the  fabulous and outspoken Christian Siriano for our upcoming exhibition "The Body: Fashion and Physique" opening this December πŸ—½βœ¨ Thank you @csiriano !! #fashionexhibition #christiansiriano @emmamcclendon #behindthescenes with videographer Amanda #thebody #fashionandphysique

#museumatfit curator Emma Mcclendon interviewed the fabulous and outspoken Christian Siriano for our upcoming exhibition "The Body: Fashion and Physique" opening this December πŸ—½βœ¨ Thank you @csiriano !! #fashionexhibition #christiansiriano @emmamcclendon #behindthescenes with videographer Amanda #thebody #fashionandphysique

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This 19th century #textile depicts #coral branches shaded in a manner that produces a three-dimensional effect. #Marinelife became a symbol of modernity in #Victorian society, as 19th-century advances in technology allowed explorers to study the ocean depths in submersible crafts. Textiles such as this indicate that a fascination with the #ocean as an exciting new frontier had entered the public consciousness. Currently on view in #forceofnature at the #museumatfit #fashionexhibition #coraltriangleday

This 19th century #textile depicts #coral branches shaded in a manner that produces a three-dimensional effect. #Marinelife became a symbol of modernity in #Victorian society, as 19th-century advances in technology allowed explorers to study the ocean depths in submersible crafts. Textiles such as this indicate that a fascination with the #ocean as an exciting new frontier had entered the public consciousness. Currently on view in #forceofnature at the #museumatfit #fashionexhibition #coraltriangleday

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During the 1930s, women's hats again became a sartorial medium for spectacle like they had been at the turn of the century. The striking red and black patterning of the real bird that adorns this hat (circa 1939) was likely created by artificial means, blurring the boundary between nature and artifice. Learn more about the #forceofnature in fashion in our current exhibition. On view thru Nov 18 #fashionexhibition #birdsonhats #1930shat #museumatfit

During the 1930s, women's hats again became a sartorial medium for spectacle like they had been at the turn of the century. The striking red and black patterning of the real bird that adorns this hat (circa 1939) was likely created by artificial means, blurring the boundary between nature and artifice. Learn more about the #forceofnature in fashion in our current exhibition. On view thru Nov 18 #fashionexhibition #birdsonhats #1930shat #museumatfit

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See Force of Nature through the eyes of a curator. Join one of our special tours of the #fashionexhibition #forceofnature The #museumatfit offers #exhibitiontours through our #free #fashionculture program series. Register online if you haven't already!
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See Force of Nature through the eyes of a curator. Join one of our special tours of the #fashionexhibition #forceofnature The #museumatfit offers #exhibitiontours through our #free #fashionculture program series. Register online if you haven't already!
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Happy #4thofjuly everyone!! Enjoy this wonderful #starsandstripes #ameicanflag costume circa 1917 from the collection of the @oaklandmuseumca // The dress was worn for a Liberty Bond Drive during #WWI in Sacramento, CA. #happyfourthofjuly

Happy #4thofjuly everyone!! Enjoy this wonderful #starsandstripes #ameicanflag costume circa 1917 from the collection of the @oaklandmuseumca // The dress was worn for a Liberty Bond Drive during #WWI in Sacramento, CA. #happyfourthofjuly

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London fashion exhibitions have had the privilege to be visited by 3 MFIT curators in the past week!  Including @colleen_hill_fashion
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Some shots from the charming #annasui #fashionexhibition. As a fellow lover of #1960sfashion and music, I adore her style! β€’β€’β€’ @annasui #fashionhistory #newyorkfashion #londonexhibition #mfitontheroad #museumatfit

London fashion exhibitions have had the privilege to be visited by 3 MFIT curators in the past week! Including @colleen_hill_fashion
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Some shots from the charming #annasui #fashionexhibition. As a fellow lover of #1960sfashion and music, I adore her style! β€’β€’β€’ @annasui #fashionhistory #newyorkfashion #londonexhibition #mfitontheroad #museumatfit

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It's #worldgiraffeday #worldgiraffeday2017 Life Magazine 1921

It's #worldgiraffeday #worldgiraffeday2017 Life Magazine 1921

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Shark attack!! This day in 1975 the #speilberg film #jaws premiered. #stayoutofthewater #shark #jacket photo by @tamsenellen

Shark attack!! This day in 1975 the #speilberg film #jaws premiered. #stayoutofthewater #shark #jacket photo by @tamsenellen

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