A top-five fashion school, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is renowned for grooming some of fashion’s most celebrated designers. Calvin Klein, Nanette Lepore, Carolina Herrera, and Michael Kors are just a few among an impressive roster of the institution’s alumni. On Tuesday, the school’s museum launched their newest exhibit, “The Great Designers, Part One,” inspired by the forthcoming, Taschen-published book, The Great Designers: Fashion’s Hall of Fame from A to Z, to be released in April 2012. The two-part exhibit will, in total, feature one hundred of the world’s most legendary designers and feature their most prominent confections. The first half of this exhibition displays an exciting collection of pieces from Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Givenchy, Chanel, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and a piece from Valentino’s 2008 Farewell Collection.
Chief curator of the Museum at FIT, Valerie Steele, has high hopes that the exhibit will attract a diverse crowd. “This is an unusually accessible show that will appeal to members of the public as much as it will to people who work in fashion,” she said.
“The Great Designers: Part One” runs through May 8th, and the second half will open its doors on May 23rd.