A Look at FIT's "A Queer History of Fashion"

Opening today at The Museum at FIT and on view until January 4, 2014, "A Queer History in Fashion: From Closet to Catwalk" explores the relationship between the LGBTQ community and fashion over the past 300 years. Starting with the controversy created by cross-dressing “mollies,” foppish “macaronis,” and “men milliners” in the 18th century to the menswear looks that became a stylistic signifier for lesbians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the exhibit explores a wide range of street and subcultural styles associated with the LGBTQ community as well as work created by gay, bisexual and lesbian designers. Check out photos from the exhibit below.

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

Queer History of Fashion

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