The fashions of the 1940s, as much as
its dance, music and theater, represented
the determination and hopes of the American
people during the war years, the subsequent
economic expansion, and the beginnings
of new social movements that marked
the decade. The Center and the Fashion
Institute of Technology in New York
City will present "Fashions of the 1940s from The Museum at FIT,"
in the Center's Terrace Gallery, March 18-April 15, 2005.
Included in this stunning exhibition will be a selection of
more than 30 fashions and accessories from some of the top
designers of the decade, including Adrian, Claire McCardell,
and Norman Norell. "Fashions of the 1940s" is curated by
Ellen Shanley, curator of costume at The Museum at FIT.
A New America: The 1940s and the Arts, sponosred by The
Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence.
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.