The Roaring Twenties and The Swinging Sixties

Hellstern & Sons, leather evening shoes, 1920s, France. © The Museum at FIT

The Roaring Twenties and The Swinging Sixties

FROM MARCH 15, 2021

The Museum at FIT
227 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Students from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)’s Graduate Studies program have organized a virtual exhibition in collaboration with the Museum at FIT called The Roaring Twenties and The Swinging Sixties. This exhibition juxtaposes the fashionable looks of the 1920s and 1960s in relation to the decades’ parallel social upheavals and artistic movements. Online viewers from around the world will be greeted with gems from the MFIT collection, including 1920s dresses by Paul Poiret and Edward Molyneux and 1960s ensembles by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin, each personifying an image of the new “modern woman” of each era. This exhibition will be available through the MFIT website from March 15, 2021. 

By Tracy Kendrick