US NNFIT SC.FITA.10.2.18
- 1979-1980 (Creation)
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The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is one of a select group of specialized fashion museums, including the Musée de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda. For the 100,000 people who visit The Museum at FIT each year, we work to create exhibitions, programs, and publications that are both entertaining and educational. The mission of the Museum is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, programs and publications. Founded in 1969, the Museum was installed in the current building in 1974, and exhibitions began to be presented in 1975 (http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/about/index.php). The Museum at FIT is one of only a handful of museums in the world devoted to the art of fashion. The Museum was founded in 1967 to support the educational programs of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Known then as the Design Laboratory, The Museum at FIT began presenting exhibitions in the 1970s, utilizing a collection on long-term loan from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Over time, The Museum at FIT has acquired its own collection, which now consists of more than 50,000 garments and accessories from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as thousands of textiles and other fashion-related material (http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/about/history.php).
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2 Brochures and 7 Magazine Clippings including: New York Times, June 15, 1979; Daily News, Nov. 27, 1979; New York Times, Nov. 28, 1979; Earnshaws, Nov. 1979; Chelsea Clinton News, Feb. 7, 1980; America's Textile R/B Editor, January 1980; American Fabrics and Fashions, Winter 1979
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The following items are located in Oversized:
Robert Riley. "The Age of Innocence: Three Centuries of Children's Clothing." American Fabrics and Fashions. Winter 1979.
Liz Rittersporn. "Children of Another Age." The Daily News. November 27, 1979.
Anne-Marie Schiro. "Children's Clothes from All Ages." The New York Times. November 28, 1979.
"200 Years of Children's Fashions." America's Textiles R/B Edition. January 1980.
Charles Passy. "FIT Show: The Age of Innocence." Chelsea Clinton News. February 7, 1980.