Dubbed "A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk" and featuring fashionable ensembles from the 1700's to modern times attributed to the LGBTQ community throughout history, the Fashion Institute of Technology is hosting a fascinating array of styles and outfits that cast an intriguing light on LGBTQ fashion's lesser known history.
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) will present the groundbreaking exhibition, A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk, the first museum exhibition to explore in depth the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) individuals over the past 300 years.
Opening on September 13, 2013, A Queer History of Fashion will feature approximately 100 ensembles, from 18th-century menswear styles associated with an emerging gay subculture to 21st-century high fashion.
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