Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EXHIBITION: Elegance in an Age of Crisis (ended 4.19.14)

The museum at NY's Fashion Institute of Technology is currently featuring a collection of chic women's and men's fashions from the 1930s, including clothing worn by Fred Astaire and Katherine Hepburn in some of their most memorable film roles. "To be overdressed in the 1930s, the decade of the Great Depression, was to be tone deaf and unfeeling. To be elegant was an expression of esprit de corps." (Wall St. Journal

Elegance in an Age of Crisis will run through April 19, 2014.

1934 evening gown by Augustabernard

Stellar 1930s men's fashion, 
including Classic Rubina Neopolitan silk jacket (left)
and shoes from Fred Astaire's extensive collection (bottom right)

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