Thursday, February 13
See a dazzling array of high-fashion clothing and accessories inspired by classical ballet including tutu-inspired couture gowns, American ready-to-wear separates based on leotards and tights and leg warmers, and footwear ranging from “ballerina” flat slippers to fetishistic “pointe”-style high heels. A choice selection of ballet costumes worn by legendary ballerinas such as Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn, as well as stars of the New York City Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Harlem showcase how mid-century designers incorporated ballet-inspired materials such as tulle and knits as well as “ballet pink” tights and pointe shoes and hues popularized by specific ballets such as “Sleeping” blue and lilac from the Sleeping Beauty.
Not a lot to touch but a little bit of video and lots of gorgeous costumes to inspire imaginations.
Across the street, Black History Month, FIT’s Black Student Union presents a colorful exhibition that celebrates the evolution of black culture by going beyond the narrative of slavery and back to the rich heritage of culture and tradition in Africa and its expansion worldwide though March 8th.Suggested Ages: 2-3 to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly