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The Museum at FIT – Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion Exhibit
August 6, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - November 28, 2021 @ 5:00 PMFree
The Museum at FIT (MFIT) announced that it will reopen to visitors with the debut of a major exhibition, Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion, which explores how the rose has influenced the way we look, dress, feel, and fantasize. The rose and the savage thorns that protect it—along with the symbolism and myths it has inspired—have long affected designers of fashionable dress, textiles, and accessories. This major exhibition foregrounds innovative and experimental designs, while recognizing that wearing or holding a rose can be transformative. The exhibition will run through November 28.
Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion features more than 130 items ranging from the most luxurious hand-woven and embroidered 18th-century silks to the latest gender-neutral catwalk trends. Items were selected from the museum’s world-class collection and include a large group of hats, many of which are displayed for the first time. The garments and accessories are interpreted in the context of themes such as love, beauty, sex, sin, gendered identities, rites of passage, transgression, degradation, and death.
The museum will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 8 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free. To avoid overcrowding, groups of people entering together should consist of no more than five friends or family members. The overall capacity of the museum has been reduced to 50%. MFIT hopes to increase capacity in the near future. Additional safety measures include hand sanitizer stations, and the removal of high-touch areas such as interactive displays, seating, and brochure kiosks. It is mandatory that all visitors, regardless of their vaccination status, wear a face mask while in the museum.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 8 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.