Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Museum at FIT will present "Ivy Style"


The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York City will be hosting an exhibition called Ivy Style that will run from September 14, 2012-January 5, 2013.

Funnily enough, this may also be the last ever, original collection curated by first-hand, non derivative authorities of the golden age of this style. This moment in time, far enough for perspective yet close enough to draw real accounts, makes this event (and this word is seldom used seriously on this blog) important.


Delivering some of our clothes to be included in the exhibition.




 Patricia Mears, Deputy Director of The Museum at FIT (on the left), and Colleen Hill, Assistant Curator of Accessories (on the right) .



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Patricia will be writing the main essay for the book (also called Ivy Style) which will be published by Yale University Press.




























Another Sail Loft


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Over the last few years, I've taken several sewing and tailoring classes at FIT, including two in the Menswear Department. But I've never made it over to the Museum to see an exhibit.

Guess I'll have to find time. It looks like fun.

Greenfield said...

Hmmmm . . . not sure what it means to find our favored wardrobe made much of as a museum piece; relegated to relics? Of course, we used to just call these clothes "normal." ;)

Chris from New Hampshire said...

I think it is great that the next generation of fashion students can see the inspirational items, not just the items that these items inspired.

Anonymous said...

Are Princeton Reunion jackets part of the exhibition?

Grace said...

That looks so amazing! I definitely want to see this.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

So perfect! Thanks for sharing.

I do hope that poseur, Chensvold, isn't included in this project. :-(

WRJ said...

The ties are particularly great, as are the tweed blazers. The beaver is probably best left a relic, but it goes to show that not everything stands the test of time.

The Ralph store on Madison is beautiful, but it feels a bit too much like I'm intruding on a very rich, very old, very cranky distant relative's private home and not enough like a clothing store where handling and trying on clothes is encouraged. Thankfully I'm at the stage where I know the clothes and my sizes and can grab and go.

We must be on the same wavelength, because I too was in a navy quilted Barbour today. Perfect jacket for early spring.

Joy said...

this is very cool. i'm definitely looking forward to this!

heavy tweed jacket said...

This sounds like it will be a _great_ exhibition. Looks like the dog had fun, too. Thanks for the report.

Squeeze said...

Bravo!

HHH said...

Hummmm...I'm interested to see a Princeton Reunion jacket identical to my own, class of 1973. Am I a relic?

Marilynn A. Bever, MIT '62 said...

As a Tech Coed (MIT Class of 1962) who married a J. Press / Cambridge afficionato, and now at the later end of my life journey, living with the First Grandson of the original Jacob Press, I am happy to see FIT Museum focus on this cultural icon - The Ivy Style. Thanks Muffy for encouraging Richard Press to establish the J. Press Archive. The Press / O'Brasky clan has many items and oral histories to contribute.

Marilynn A. Bever, MIT '62 said...

As a Tech Coed (MIT Class of 1962) who married a J. Press / Cambridge afficionato, and now at the later end of my life journey, living with the First Grandson of the original Jacob Press, I am happy to see FIT Museum focus on this cultural icon - The Ivy Style. Thanks Muffy for encouraging Richard Press to establish the J. Press Archive. The Press / O'Brasky clan has many items and oral histories to contribute.

Elizabeth said...

I see several Princeton Reunion jackets in the collection. I hope they give a little history with them.

Kionon said...

I would love to be able to go, however, given that I return to Japan this summer, I think a trip through NYC will not be on the agenda in the fall. Largely depends on how work goes, and when my off times are...

teamaldrich said...

So cool! But menswear only, yes?

binker said...

love your Ray Ban aviators, Muffy. Every time I like something you are wearing, you bought it a number of years ago and it is no longer available. Is that the case with the aviators? :)

p.s. Love the doggie, too. I am assuming that you didn't take your golden with you on this recent "adventure".

Woofboxer said...

I do enjoy your posts, especially the photography which is a delight. Elsewhere on The Daily Prep you are rightly critical of companies like Gant for outsourcing. In this post you mention stocking up on polo shirts by Ralph Lauren, they are one of the biggest offenders when it comes to having stuff made in the far east then selling it at top notch prices. Do you not see a contradiction here?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for letting me know about this exhibition. I can't wait to go! Tom C.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the exhibition. I hope they don't focus too much on bizarre special-event clothing.

John

Woofboxer said...

@Muffy
Good point about the cotton, no doubt RL can get the stuff made even more cheaply in Bolivia than in China, as their $ per capita is about 50% of that of the Chinese.

BlueTrain said...

For a minute there, with the photo of cars, I thought we were going to see photos of Preppie cars. You know, like MG sports. Are there still Preppie cars?

Dan G. said...

Thanks for posting such great shots of the upcoming exhibition! I especially love those reunion jackets. How strange that they've chosen to button up the topmost button. If I'm not mistaken, those are 3 roll 2 button jackets, no?

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

This exhibit is going to be a must visit...I am excited to check it out next time I am in the city! xx

Worthington said...

I look forward to my fall visit to NYC and seeing this exhibit. I am sure I will get hit with family memories of true 'Ivy Style'!

ANH Style said...

I am so glad to have a heads-up about this exhibit. I was vaguely planning to visit New York this fall (and hopefully run the marathon), but now I will have to make sure I travel up there regardless!

What a fun job those FIT ladies have.

Anonymous said...

Very edgy Star Trek reference there Muffy!