Denim’s been around for 175 years—which, as far as fashions go, is a long time—and it’s endured various iterations throughout that period. The Museum at FIT hopes to capture them all with a new exhibit titled “Denim: Fashion’s Frontier” opening today and running through May 1st.
Jeans have been worn and favored by a widely diverse group, which is exactly what this new exhibition means to shows us.
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Men’s handmade trousers and a women’s top, circa 1840s.
Prisoner’s uniform, 1913.
World War II era house dresses.
Denim gown by Junya Watanabe.
Diesel and Moschino jeans, late 1980s.