Denim: Fashion's Frontier

WHEN:

From December 1st 2015 to May 7th 2016
Free Entry

WHERE:

The Museum at FIT, 7th Avenue at 27 Street, New York, 10001

WHAT:

Denim has become one of the world's most beloved fabrics. According to anthropologist Daniel Miller, "On any given day, nearly half the worlds population is in jeans." The cultural significance of this has yet to be fully determined. Denim: Fashion's Frontier explores the dynamic history of denim and its relationship with high fashion from the 19th century to the present. The exhibition traces denim from its origins in work wear of the 19th century, through its role as a symbol of counterculture rebellion in America, to its acceptance into mainstream culture. It culminates with the arrival of blue jeans as luxury items during the late 20th century, and denim's subsequent deconstruction by contemporary designers through postmodern pastiche and experimentation.

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Our Denim: Fashion's Frontier exhibition closes 5/7! Come see these 1840s mens work pants before it's too late! https://t.co/XLdLGw45LT
Twitter userMuseum at FIT – 11 months ago
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