The Museum at FIT and the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice present Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89 — the first exhibition to focus on Westwood’s transformation from “street” provocateur to acclaimed fashion designer. It will follow her career from cheeky unisex 80's trends to her focus on the structured, feminine shape and everything in between.
The exhibition will feature more than 40 objects, including clothing, photographs and videos. Candidates for the Master of Arts degree in Fashion and Textile Studies at FIT will present an annual exhibition at The Museum at FIT as part of their curriculum, taking on the roles of conservators, curators, educators, exhibition designers, publicists, registrars, and researchers.
Vivienne Westwood, 1980-89 runs from March 8 through April 2, 2011. Co-curators Emma Kadar-Penner and Audrey Chaney will give public tours of the exhibition on March 16 and March 21, as part of the museum’s Fashion Culture series. You can find out more about this exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology website.