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The Museum at FIT: ‘Black Fashion Designers’ Exhibit

Photo: Eileen Costa - The Museum at FIT
Photo: Eileen Costa – The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT will present a Black Fashion Designers exhibit, which highlights the global history of black designers and models from the 1950s to the present. According to FIT’s website, it will examine “the significant, but often unrecognized, impact that designers of African descent have had on fashion.”

The exhibition will feature over 60 designers, with a particular focus on the disco-dominated era of the late 1960s and ’70s, during which black designers like Stephen Burrows and Scott Barrie set the tone. It will also explore the influence of black models, with contributions from models Naomi Sims, Veronica Webb and Liya Kebede. Modern designers like Hood by Air, Tracy Reese, Public School, Pyer Moss, Sean John, Bruce Oldfield, Savile Row’s Ozwald Boateng, and Dapper Dan will also be included.

Black Fashion Designers will be on display at The Museum at FIT from Dec. 6 through May 16. Find out more, here.

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