Fairy Tales at FIT

I'm starting to realize: I am so very stubborn, I need to employ reverse psychology on MYSELF. If someone tells me what to do--even if that someone is me--it appears that I am going to do my level best to do the exact opposite. Which is why I broke the rule I set forth for myself in Never Missing A Met Costume Exhibit Again.


Well, I missed the Jacqueline De Ribes show, but I had a spare 15 minutes to speed walk through FIT's Fairy Tale Fashion last week. These small shows are packed, but jam packed rather than overpacked. Enough to fill you up, but not so much that you lose sight of the beauty! I wish I'd had time to really ogle these pieces... but that's what cameras are for. Let's ogle together, shall we? The floral beauty above comes from Rodarte.

Dolce And Gabbana. Yes, I absolutely want to go to Embroidery Crazy Town. I'll meet you there at 2. 

L to R: Rodarte - Norman Norrell - Jean Louis Saboji. This was "The Little Mermaid" section, which I was surprisingly enamored of! Not a fan of watery depths. Can't breathe in watery depths. But this was dreamy.

Undercover, for a Swan Lake shoutout. LOOKIT THOSE LASER CUT FEATHERS.

Louboutin. Hmm, I forget...Little Red Riding Hood or Beauty And The Beast? They could pull double duty!

Tom Ford, from the Cinderella section.

Thom Browne, Rose Red. The detail on this jacket and skirt is AMAZING.

L to R: Yoshiki Hishinuma - Alexander McQueen - Giles. The Hishinuma dress is made from a coated and heat processed poly. SUPER COOL.

The (free) show is open till April 16, if you're in town. If you're not, I hope you enjoyed the visual trip!


  1. Ooh, I'll be in NY next week and will definitely check this out!

    1. you checked out all of my favorites! hope you loved it :)

  2. Thanks for being my eyes. Lovely and interesting.

  3. Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! Those of us who live out here in the boonies only get to see stuff like this through the generosity of wonderful bloggers like you.

    I also want to go to embroidery crazy town. Sounds like a great place. I also love the Rose Red and the Tom Ford dress is... interesting? Is it possible to sit down in that without breaking it, I wonder?

  4. Yes! This museum is a gem. I love making unplanned visits when I'm in the neighborhood. But perhaps I should make an actual plan to see this show. :)

  5. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wowzers! So much excellence in that exhibit!! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Amazing! Thanks for letting us look. Oh the Biker Jacket!!!

  8. I loved the Dolce & Gabbana embroidery too! Though the exhibit not so much...it was a little over the top...but I did like how they did the space. How each exhibit is displayed so differently. BTW, you really did only need 15 mins to see that exhibit.

  9. Stunning. Maybe it'll go on tour and come to London ...

  10. Lovely and inspirational! Too bad exhibitions have no hands on policy, i would always love to feel the fabrics... ;)

  11. That pattern on the McQueen in the last photo is to DIE FOR!

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