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  • FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program | Fashion Institute of Technology
    the US Post Office Steven Frumkin Named Dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology President Brown Responds to State of the State Address Dr Mary E Davis Named Dean of Graduate Studies FIT Students Display Collections at Fashion Show in Milan FIT to Launch Retail Management Certificate Program The Museum at FIT Relaunches Fashion Museum Online Ivy Style Exhibition Student Winners Of Warp Weft Contest Retailing in a Global Multichannel World Fashion Design Students Participate in Follow the Red Dress Fashion Contest Jaqui Lividini Appointed to FIT Board of Trustees Edwin Goodman Reappointed to FIT Board of Trustees Re Elected Chairman FIT Students Awarded for Designing New NYPD Merchandise William P Lauder and William Dillard III Honored at Gala Tomorrow s Top Designers to Display Their Talent on the Runway FIT to Salute William P Lauder and William Dillard III at Annual Benefit Gala FIT President to Visit Tokyo in Support of Japanese Alumni and Japan Fashion Week FIT Announces 2 Million Gift from Calvin Klein Largest Gift Received From an FIT Alumnus Test News Story NYCEDC and FIT Announce Inaugural Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Students Named Winners in Mattel s Barbie Play With Fashion Contest Student Capstone Projects Sponsored by L Or al USA Barbie Installation Featured at Annual Art Design Exhibition The Pink Issue Inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion The Future of Fashion is Revealed at FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies Presents Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine Tomodachi Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies To Present Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT Student Wins Project Carton Contest with Modern Moo Juice Package FIT Hosts Lecture by Artist Mira Schor Fashion and Technology Exhibition First Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC Completes Program at FIT Shoe Obsession Exhibition A Conversation on the State of the Economy with Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship Established at FIT FIT Students Hold Day of Community Service The Ivy Style Symposium FIT Hosts Lecture by British Photographer Martin Parr FIT Students Compete in Evergreen Packaging s Project Carton The Carton Design Competition The Museum at FIT Receives Highest National Professional Recognition 2012 Carole Sloan Scholar Is Named by FIT s Home Products Development Program CAROLEE Announces Winners of Year Long Design Competition With FIT Jewelry Design Students Recent FIT Grads Competed in Annual Supima Design Competition FIT Fashion Design Students Competing in ELLE s Fashion Next Design Awards Program 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program November 28 2012 Cheri Fein executive director of Public and Media Relations 212 217 4700 or press fitnyc edu The Fashion Institute of Technology FIT will launch

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  • The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors | Fashion Institute of Technology
    News Story NYCEDC and FIT Announce Inaugural Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Students Named Winners in Mattel s Barbie Play With Fashion Contest Student Capstone Projects Sponsored by L Or al USA Barbie Installation Featured at Annual Art Design Exhibition The Pink Issue Inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion The Future of Fashion is Revealed at FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies Presents Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine Tomodachi Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies To Present Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT Student Wins Project Carton Contest with Modern Moo Juice Package FIT Hosts Lecture by Artist Mira Schor Fashion and Technology Exhibition First Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC Completes Program at FIT Shoe Obsession Exhibition A Conversation on the State of the Economy with Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship Established at FIT FIT Students Hold Day of Community Service The Ivy Style Symposium FIT Hosts Lecture by British Photographer Martin Parr FIT Students Compete in Evergreen Packaging s Project Carton The Carton Design Competition The Museum at FIT Receives Highest National Professional Recognition 2012 Carole Sloan Scholar Is Named by FIT s Home Products Development Program CAROLEE Announces Winners of Year Long Design Competition With FIT Jewelry Design Students Recent FIT Grads Competed in Annual Supima Design Competition FIT Fashion Design Students Competing in ELLE s Fashion Next Design Awards Program 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors November 15 2012 Cheri Fein executive director of Public and Media Relations 212 217 4700 or press fitnyc edu The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology a membership group dedicated to supporting the museum has elected four new members to its board of directors Julie Macklowe is an American investor and founder of vbeaut a luxury travel friendly skincare line Ms Macklowe in involved with a variety of organizations including New Yorkers for Children and The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art She is a founding advisory board member for Fashion Week at Lincoln Center Elizabeth Musmanno is founder of The Musmanno Group and president of the Fragrance Foundation Ms Musmanno brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior communications and marketing executive in the fashion beauty and consumer goods industries Ms Musmanno has held positions at Christian Dior Couture Vera Wang and Unilever Cosmetics International Valerie Salembier recently founded The Salembier Group a consulting agency in New York A former publisher at the Hearst Corporation she has served as senior vice president and publisher of Town Country magazine and for many years publisher of Harpers Bazaar Michelle Smith

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  • Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine | Fashion Institute of Technology
    of the CFDA Youthquake The 1960s Fashion Revolution Death 2 Pie Charts Illustration Faculty Member Creates Year of the Dragon Stamp for the US Post Office Steven Frumkin Named Dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology President Brown Responds to State of the State Address Dr Mary E Davis Named Dean of Graduate Studies FIT Students Display Collections at Fashion Show in Milan FIT to Launch Retail Management Certificate Program The Museum at FIT Relaunches Fashion Museum Online Ivy Style Exhibition Student Winners Of Warp Weft Contest Retailing in a Global Multichannel World Fashion Design Students Participate in Follow the Red Dress Fashion Contest Jaqui Lividini Appointed to FIT Board of Trustees Edwin Goodman Reappointed to FIT Board of Trustees Re Elected Chairman FIT Students Awarded for Designing New NYPD Merchandise William P Lauder and William Dillard III Honored at Gala Tomorrow s Top Designers to Display Their Talent on the Runway FIT to Salute William P Lauder and William Dillard III at Annual Benefit Gala FIT President to Visit Tokyo in Support of Japanese Alumni and Japan Fashion Week FIT Announces 2 Million Gift from Calvin Klein Largest Gift Received From an FIT Alumnus Test News Story NYCEDC and FIT Announce Inaugural Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Students Named Winners in Mattel s Barbie Play With Fashion Contest Student Capstone Projects Sponsored by L Or al USA Barbie Installation Featured at Annual Art Design Exhibition The Pink Issue Inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion The Future of Fashion is Revealed at FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies Presents Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine Tomodachi Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies To Present Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT Student Wins Project Carton Contest with Modern Moo Juice Package FIT Hosts Lecture by Artist Mira Schor Fashion and Technology Exhibition First Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC Completes Program at FIT Shoe Obsession Exhibition A Conversation on the State of the Economy with Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship Established at FIT FIT Students Hold Day of Community Service The Ivy Style Symposium FIT Hosts Lecture by British Photographer Martin Parr FIT Students Compete in Evergreen Packaging s Project Carton The Carton Design Competition The Museum at FIT Receives Highest National Professional Recognition 2012 Carole Sloan Scholar Is Named by FIT s Home Products Development Program CAROLEE Announces Winners of Year Long Design Competition With FIT Jewelry Design Students Recent FIT Grads Competed in Annual Supima Design Competition FIT Fashion Design Students Competing in ELLE s Fashion Next Design Awards Program 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine November 07 2012 Cheri

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  • Tomodachi-Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT | Fashion Institute of Technology
    Frumkin Named Dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology President Brown Responds to State of the State Address Dr Mary E Davis Named Dean of Graduate Studies FIT Students Display Collections at Fashion Show in Milan FIT to Launch Retail Management Certificate Program The Museum at FIT Relaunches Fashion Museum Online Ivy Style Exhibition Student Winners Of Warp Weft Contest Retailing in a Global Multichannel World Fashion Design Students Participate in Follow the Red Dress Fashion Contest Jaqui Lividini Appointed to FIT Board of Trustees Edwin Goodman Reappointed to FIT Board of Trustees Re Elected Chairman FIT Students Awarded for Designing New NYPD Merchandise William P Lauder and William Dillard III Honored at Gala Tomorrow s Top Designers to Display Their Talent on the Runway FIT to Salute William P Lauder and William Dillard III at Annual Benefit Gala FIT President to Visit Tokyo in Support of Japanese Alumni and Japan Fashion Week FIT Announces 2 Million Gift from Calvin Klein Largest Gift Received From an FIT Alumnus Test News Story NYCEDC and FIT Announce Inaugural Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Students Named Winners in Mattel s Barbie Play With Fashion Contest Student Capstone Projects Sponsored by L Or al USA Barbie Installation Featured at Annual Art Design Exhibition The Pink Issue Inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion The Future of Fashion is Revealed at FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies Presents Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine Tomodachi Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies To Present Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT Student Wins Project Carton Contest with Modern Moo Juice Package FIT Hosts Lecture by Artist Mira Schor Fashion and Technology Exhibition First Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC Completes Program at FIT Shoe Obsession Exhibition A Conversation on the State of the Economy with Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship Established at FIT FIT Students Hold Day of Community Service The Ivy Style Symposium FIT Hosts Lecture by British Photographer Martin Parr FIT Students Compete in Evergreen Packaging s Project Carton The Carton Design Competition The Museum at FIT Receives Highest National Professional Recognition 2012 Carole Sloan Scholar Is Named by FIT s Home Products Development Program CAROLEE Announces Winners of Year Long Design Competition With FIT Jewelry Design Students Recent FIT Grads Competed in Annual Supima Design Competition FIT Fashion Design Students Competing in ELLE s Fashion Next Design Awards Program 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Tomodachi Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT November 07 2012 Cheri Fein executive director of Public and Media Relations 212 217 4700 or press fitnyc edu The Fashion Institute of Technology FIT is one of three colleges

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  • FIT School of Graduate Studies To Present Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry | Fashion Institute of Technology
    Students Named Winners in Rockrose Development Interior Design Competition Toy Design Program Founder and Chair to be Inducted into Toy Industry Hall of Fame Three FIT Fashion Design Students Are Loehmann s NY Design Challenge Finalists Michael Kors Endows Scholarship at FIT FIT Students Winning Shoe Designs Showcased at DSW Herald Square Store NYCEDC and FIT Launch Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Awards 2012 Lawrence Israel Prize to Diller Scofidio Renfro Two Students Win Scholarships in CFDA Gilt Groupe All Star Program Creating Sustainable Futures Women s Empowerment through the International Fashion Industry Impact 50 Years of the CFDA Youthquake The 1960s Fashion Revolution Death 2 Pie Charts Illustration Faculty Member Creates Year of the Dragon Stamp for the US Post Office Steven Frumkin Named Dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology President Brown Responds to State of the State Address Dr Mary E Davis Named Dean of Graduate Studies FIT Students Display Collections at Fashion Show in Milan FIT to Launch Retail Management Certificate Program The Museum at FIT Relaunches Fashion Museum Online Ivy Style Exhibition Student Winners Of Warp Weft Contest Retailing in a Global Multichannel World Fashion Design Students Participate in Follow the Red Dress Fashion Contest Jaqui Lividini Appointed to FIT Board of Trustees Edwin Goodman Reappointed to FIT Board of Trustees Re Elected Chairman FIT Students Awarded for Designing New NYPD Merchandise William P Lauder and William Dillard III Honored at Gala Tomorrow s Top Designers to Display Their Talent on the Runway FIT to Salute William P Lauder and William Dillard III at Annual Benefit Gala FIT President to Visit Tokyo in Support of Japanese Alumni and Japan Fashion Week FIT Announces 2 Million Gift from Calvin Klein Largest Gift Received From an FIT Alumnus Test News Story NYCEDC and FIT Announce Inaugural Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Students Named Winners in Mattel s Barbie Play With Fashion Contest Student Capstone Projects Sponsored by L Or al USA Barbie Installation Featured at Annual Art Design Exhibition The Pink Issue Inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion The Future of Fashion is Revealed at FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies Presents Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine Tomodachi Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies To Present Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT Student Wins Project Carton Contest with Modern Moo Juice Package FIT Hosts Lecture by Artist Mira Schor Fashion and Technology Exhibition First Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC Completes Program at FIT Shoe Obsession Exhibition A Conversation on the State of the Economy with Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship Established at FIT FIT Students Hold Day of Community Service The Ivy Style Symposium FIT Hosts Lecture

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  • FIT Student Wins Project Carton Contest with Modern Moo Juice Package | Fashion Institute of Technology
    Students are Loehmann s NY Design Challenge Finalists Three Students Named Winners in Rockrose Development Interior Design Competition Toy Design Program Founder and Chair to be Inducted into Toy Industry Hall of Fame Three FIT Fashion Design Students Are Loehmann s NY Design Challenge Finalists Michael Kors Endows Scholarship at FIT FIT Students Winning Shoe Designs Showcased at DSW Herald Square Store NYCEDC and FIT Launch Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Awards 2012 Lawrence Israel Prize to Diller Scofidio Renfro Two Students Win Scholarships in CFDA Gilt Groupe All Star Program Creating Sustainable Futures Women s Empowerment through the International Fashion Industry Impact 50 Years of the CFDA Youthquake The 1960s Fashion Revolution Death 2 Pie Charts Illustration Faculty Member Creates Year of the Dragon Stamp for the US Post Office Steven Frumkin Named Dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology President Brown Responds to State of the State Address Dr Mary E Davis Named Dean of Graduate Studies FIT Students Display Collections at Fashion Show in Milan FIT to Launch Retail Management Certificate Program The Museum at FIT Relaunches Fashion Museum Online Ivy Style Exhibition Student Winners Of Warp Weft Contest Retailing in a Global Multichannel World Fashion Design Students Participate in Follow the Red Dress Fashion Contest Jaqui Lividini Appointed to FIT Board of Trustees Edwin Goodman Reappointed to FIT Board of Trustees Re Elected Chairman FIT Students Awarded for Designing New NYPD Merchandise William P Lauder and William Dillard III Honored at Gala Tomorrow s Top Designers to Display Their Talent on the Runway FIT to Salute William P Lauder and William Dillard III at Annual Benefit Gala FIT President to Visit Tokyo in Support of Japanese Alumni and Japan Fashion Week FIT Announces 2 Million Gift from Calvin Klein Largest Gift Received From an FIT Alumnus Test News Story NYCEDC and FIT Announce Inaugural Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Students Named Winners in Mattel s Barbie Play With Fashion Contest Student Capstone Projects Sponsored by L Or al USA Barbie Installation Featured at Annual Art Design Exhibition The Pink Issue Inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion The Future of Fashion is Revealed at FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies Presents Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine Tomodachi Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies To Present Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT Student Wins Project Carton Contest with Modern Moo Juice Package FIT Hosts Lecture by Artist Mira Schor Fashion and Technology Exhibition First Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC Completes Program at FIT Shoe Obsession Exhibition A Conversation on the State of the Economy with Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship Established at FIT FIT Students Hold Day of

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  • FIT Hosts Lecture by Artist Mira Schor | Fashion Institute of Technology
    Toy Design Program Founder and Chair to be Inducted into Toy Industry Hall of Fame Three FIT Fashion Design Students Are Loehmann s NY Design Challenge Finalists Michael Kors Endows Scholarship at FIT FIT Students Winning Shoe Designs Showcased at DSW Herald Square Store NYCEDC and FIT Launch Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Awards 2012 Lawrence Israel Prize to Diller Scofidio Renfro Two Students Win Scholarships in CFDA Gilt Groupe All Star Program Creating Sustainable Futures Women s Empowerment through the International Fashion Industry Impact 50 Years of the CFDA Youthquake The 1960s Fashion Revolution Death 2 Pie Charts Illustration Faculty Member Creates Year of the Dragon Stamp for the US Post Office Steven Frumkin Named Dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology President Brown Responds to State of the State Address Dr Mary E Davis Named Dean of Graduate Studies FIT Students Display Collections at Fashion Show in Milan FIT to Launch Retail Management Certificate Program The Museum at FIT Relaunches Fashion Museum Online Ivy Style Exhibition Student Winners Of Warp Weft Contest Retailing in a Global Multichannel World Fashion Design Students Participate in Follow the Red Dress Fashion Contest Jaqui Lividini Appointed to FIT Board of Trustees Edwin Goodman Reappointed to FIT Board of Trustees Re Elected Chairman FIT Students Awarded for Designing New NYPD Merchandise William P Lauder and William Dillard III Honored at Gala Tomorrow s Top Designers to Display Their Talent on the Runway FIT to Salute William P Lauder and William Dillard III at Annual Benefit Gala FIT President to Visit Tokyo in Support of Japanese Alumni and Japan Fashion Week FIT Announces 2 Million Gift from Calvin Klein Largest Gift Received From an FIT Alumnus Test News Story NYCEDC and FIT Announce Inaugural Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC FIT Students Named Winners in Mattel s Barbie Play With Fashion Contest Student Capstone Projects Sponsored by L Or al USA Barbie Installation Featured at Annual Art Design Exhibition The Pink Issue Inspired by Barbie Play With Fashion The Future of Fashion is Revealed at FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies Presents Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT to Launch Sustainable Packaging Design Certificate Program The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors Anne Kong Wins 2012 Portfolio Award from DDI Magazine Tomodachi Uniqlo Fellowship Will Enable Japanese Students to Attend FIT FIT School of Graduate Studies To Present Symposium on Diversity and Globalization in the Beauty Industry FIT Student Wins Project Carton Contest with Modern Moo Juice Package FIT Hosts Lecture by Artist Mira Schor Fashion and Technology Exhibition First Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC Completes Program at FIT Shoe Obsession Exhibition A Conversation on the State of the Economy with Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship Established at FIT FIT Students Hold Day of Community Service The Ivy Style Symposium FIT Hosts Lecture by British Photographer Martin Parr FIT Students Compete in

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  • Fashion and Technology Exhibition | Fashion Institute of Technology
    courtesy of Leah Buechley The exhibition has a variety of interactive components Four iPads have a Twitterfeed Fashiontech and an interactive timeline of the exhibition that allows visitors to see detailed views of the objects on display There is also an iPad app by Max Mara that corresponds to one of the objects in the exhibition and has an interactive Rubiks cube game on it Videos give additional information about objects on view as well as periods in fashion history that relate to the exhibition Fashion and Technology culminates with a video about developing fashion and technology projects The interactive aspects of the exhibition will continue beyond the installation on an exhibition website www3 fitnyc edu museum fashion and technology which will launch shortly This website will include an interactive timeline that will allow users to comment on their favorite objects and share links to social media networking sites The website will also include useful links videos and a glossary of terms A cross section view of the current interplay between fashion and technology introduces the exhibition A video of Burberrys 2011 holographic runway show is projected life size alongside a monitor featuring a live Twitter feed while iPads offer direct access to the exhibition website Fashions on view in this room include an ensemble by the Dutch design studio Freedom of Creation that was fabricated using cutting edge 3D technology that employs a computer controlled laser to seamlessly sculpt the garment layer by layer This dress and matching bag were produced specifically for The Museum at FIT making MFIT the first museum to accept a 3D printed textile into its permanent collection The exhibition chronology begins with an investigation into the industrial innovations of the 18th and 19th centuries These include the development of the knitting machine sewing machine and jacquard loom The oldest piece on view in Fashion Technology is a mens machine knit coat and knickers ensemble from 1780 1800 This ensemble shows the close fit that was achievable using the newly mechanized knitting process Also on view in this section is a wedding dress from 1866 that uses both machine and hand stitching A video that accompanies this ensemble provides visitors with an in depth look at how the new machine made stitches were used plus show why some details were still left to hand work During this period designers had also begun to experiment with new plastics such as celluloid which they were manipulating to mimic a variety of luxury materials Examples of an ivory fan and tortoise hairpin that date from the late 19th century wshow how these faux materials made luxury items affordable to a wider socioeconomic group than ever before Charles James evening dress black velvet green satin circa 1955 USA Detail of zipper from Charles James dress A series of garments and accessories from the early 20th century feature innovations in rubber and plastics including a circa 1937 evening suit made of strips of cellophane knitted together with wool alongside futuristic

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