We're all for punk fashion — but watch out Met, there's a new contender in town. Yes, the Fashion Institute of Technology is debuting their latest show,
A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk
this September, and it's going to be may-jor.
From LGBTQ designers to pieces associated with the evolution of queer fashion, the items on display will have a dazzling aesthetic and a deep meaning in the texture of the developing the LGBTQ fashion landscape. "The exhibition will trace how the gay vernacular styles changed after Stonewall, becoming increasingly “butch.” Lesbian style also evolved, moving from the “butch-femme” paradigm toward an androgynous, anti-fashion look, which was in turn followed by various diversified styles that often referenced subcultures like punk." We're talking Versace bondage, Dior party dresses, and a look from Hamish Bowles' own personal collection.
Equally exciting? The exhibition also includes a two-day symposium, taking place November 8 and 9, with speakers Simon Doonan, designer Ralph Rucci, and architect Joel Sanders (who is responsible for the exhibition's design). Talk about Fashion Pride!
Click through for a sneak peek and to get psyched for fall.
Where: The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Avenue (at 27th Street); 212-217-7999.
When: September 13, 2013 through January 4, 2014, Tuesdays through Fridays, Noon through 8 p.m, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photos: Courtesy of FIT