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- A Russian ballet costume, circa 1835-1840
- A costume from the original production of the George Balanchine-choreographed Jewels, 1967
- Rick Owens spring/summer 2014
- Norma Kamali, man and woman’s costume for In the Upper Room, 1988
- Miuccia Prada's reinterpretation of Josephine Baker's banana skirt, spring 2011
- Doo-Ri Chung, inspired by Martha Graham
- Center: Comme des Garçons pearlized patent leather and elastic ballet flats, spring 2005
- Right, Flamenco-inspired Ralph Lauren dress and bolero hat, spring 2013
- Christian Louboutin Fetish Ballerine heels, 2014. Louboutin: "Isn't the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel? The heel which makes dancers closer than any other women to the sky, closer to heaven!"
- Noritaka Tatehana Lady Pointe shoes, 2012; the 18-inch heels were worn by Lady Gaga in her music video for "Marry the Night"
- Tara Subkoff, Underland, 2011
- Jean Paul Gaultier, Les Rats, 1984
This is turning out to be quite a good week for fashion history lovers. Following the opening of Killer Heels on Wednesday comes Dance & Fashion, the Museum at FIT's latest exhibit, debuting to the public tomorrow. Museum director and exhibit curator Valerie Steele has gathered nearly 100 costumes and dance-inspired pieces dating back to the mid-1800s to represent how one art form has inspired the other over the centuries.
On display includes ballet costumes from Yves Saint Laurent, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Prabal Gurung, and more. A section dedicated to modern dance maven Martha Graham has looks designed by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, while present-day tributes to dance include an outfit from Rick Owens' spring 2014 step show and impossible-to-walk-in "pointe heels" from Christian Louboutin.
Outside the main gallery, take a look at the exhibit book the museum has created for the show, plus select scenes from notable dances, a photo series from Ann Ray, and an incredible super-slow motion video installation featuring Wendy Whelan. Take a look through the photos from the exhibit, and make sure to stop by the museum before it wraps up on January 3rd.
· Dance and Fashion Collide at the Museum at FIT [Racked NY]
· Uncover the History of Lingerie at FIT's Museum Exhibit [Racked NY]
· FIT's Leather Moto Jacket Exhibit: Literally the History of Cool [Racked NY]