The museum entity of The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T. to those “in the biz”), currently houses “Trend-ology”, an exhibit following trends in fashion for the last 250 years. Long before Marc Jacobs sent flannel clad models down the runway elevating “grunge” to high fashion status, and “normcore” made mom-jeans a must have for the hipster set, the buzzed about trends included “knitwear”, “yellow”, and “exoticism”. The exhibit explores the cultural shifts at the heart of these trends, and- lest you think this sounds too educational for weekend- there are lots and lots and lots of pretty clothes to look at! I didn’t take many pictures during my visit, because I am the worst, but there are some great shots on the Trend-ology site for a glimpse of what’s on view.
l-r from top: Dior 1950s; Dior 2001; De La Renta 1963 (l), Pucci 1970; Unknown 1927; Lacroix 1988; Unknown Scotland 1812; Unknown USA 1770-1790