FIT MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Ivy Style
The Museum at FIT has a new exhibit opening September 14, 2012, running through January 5, 2013. Ivy Style, organized by Patricia Mears, pays homage to a classic style of dress known as the "Ivy League look." This style has existed throughout most of the 20th century and shows no signs of fading into the background. This exhibit looks at the inception of the style in the early 1900s across college campuses, its evolution, and its prominence today.
Focusing on three distinct periods ranging from the interwar years to the revival era, the collection presents over sixty ensembles in an Ivy league campus atmosphere. Almost entirely focused on menswear, the exhibit will feature athletic wear, letter sweaters, suits, class jackets, and more. Classic items such as tweed jackets and polo coats will be included from firms such as Brooks Brothers.
SEE HOW IVY STYLE HAS INFLUENCED THE MENSWEAR OF TODAY!
Are you interested in seeing this exhibit? What do you think of the Ivy style? Do you think it will last another 100 years? What kinds of pieces do you hope to see represented in this exhibit?