Congrats to FIT for their exhibit: A Queer History of Fashion!
Up until January 4, the Museum at FIT will display their latest show entitled, “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk.” As curator Valerie Steele notes, “For many years gays and lesbians were hidden from history.” The show exhibits garments worn by historical, gender bending figures such as Oscar Wilde and Marlene Dietrich.
As we here at Dangerous Mathematicians likes to point out, not all lesbian styles have to look stereotypically butch. There is a body hugging gown in the show designed by master of Parisian couture Madame Vionnet for lesbian actress Catherine Cornell who claimed to have “loved women too much.”
For more yourself information go to http://www.fitnyc.edu/21048.asp or take a look at the exhibit yourself!