Now through May 8, 2013, the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) in New York will host the ‘Fashion and Technology’ exhibition, which takes a close look at the relationship between glamour and innovation. 250 years of history are retold through 100 special garments, displayed in chronological order, which narrate the dynamic link between fashion and technology. The exhibition will highlight how this relationship has helped the fashion industry progress and simplify manufacturing processes as well as open new doors in design.
The items on display at the exhibition, curated by Ariele Elia and Emma McClendon, range from a men's machine-sewn overcoat dating back to the late 1700’s, to a seamless dress by Pierre Cardin from 1968, and an evening dress by Thierry Mugler that combines 80's fashion and science fiction fantasy.
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