Last summer, The Museum at FIT announced that its spring 2015 show would be a tribute to Lauren Bacall, who donated over 700 items of clothing to the institution. And today, FIT has given us an opening date (March 3rd), and a sneak peek at a few of the looks that will be on display (like a pink Pierre Cardin shift from 1968, and an ostrich-feather-trimmed Christian Dior evening dress, above).
The late actress made her transition from modeling to film after landing a Harper's Bazaar cover at age 19, when the magazine was helmed by Diana Vreeland. And the editor evidently left an impression on her—Bacall initially told the museum's curator, Valerie Steele, that she would be game for an exhibition, "as long as it's high-quality—Diana Vreeland style."
· Day at the Museum [Racked NY]