Fashion & Technology Exhibit
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

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New York City’s Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is presenting Fashion & Technology, a new exhibition that explores the relationship between textiles, clothing and the machines used to create them. Curated by Ariele Elia and Emma McClendon, the exhibition is an in-depth investigation into how technological advancements have helped shape modern fashion, featuring key innovations over the past two centuries; the Spinning Jenny, the Jacquard loom, the sewing machine, the integration of materials like rubber and plastic, the “Space Race,” and today’s computer-aided designs are all examined in relation to garment production and fashion trends. The exhibition will also explore the development of prints, silhouettes and fabrics in relation to the forward-motion of contemporary technology, featuring looks from the likes of Pierre Cardin, Elsa Schiaparelli, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier and Issey Miyake.

Fashion & Technology is scheduled to run until May of next year, alongside the Museum’s current Ivy Style exhibition, a look at the classic styling that developed on the campuses of prestigious Ivy League colleges, which will culminate in January 2013.