Must-see: Fashion and Politics at The Museum at FIT

If you're planning to visit or if you're in the New York City area, here is something you definitely should go see.

From now until November 7, The Museum at FIT will be featuring Fashion and Politics, an exploration of fashion throughout history.  Fashion has often been a medium for expressing political ideologies and social values and you'll be able to see that with a variety of pieces on display.

The exhibit opens up with a burst of patriotism.  With pieces such as the Vivienne Tam black and white Mao suit, the Catherine Malandrino Flag dress, the Nixon paper dress, along with the James Sterling paper dress with an image of Hubert Humphrey, the opening display sets the patriotic mood.

But you won't just be seeing just red, white, and blue here.  The exhibit also includes pieces from the 18th century to the denim jumpsuits worn during the Industrial Revolution, to Michelle Obama's pink Jason Wu frock the First Lady wore on the cover of Vogue.  Although some of the pieces aren't a literal expression, they each convey the importance of politics and history in the U.S.

Have you seen the Fashion and Politics exhibition yet?  If so, what do you think?  If not, would you go see it if you could?

Photos by Irving Solero, courtesty of The Museum at FIT, New York

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