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Museum Exhibition to Explore the Queer History of Fashion

A new exhibition set to open this fall at The Museum at FIT in New York City will explore the influence of LGBT people and culture on the fashion industry. The exhibition, “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk,” features 100 pieces that focus on styles such as androgyny, drag, leather and more.

“A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk seeks to explore the ‘gayness’ or ‘queerness’ of fashion by drawing attention to the historic presence of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, and other ‘queer’ people in the fashion system,” according to the exhibition website. “The exhibition also looks at the creativity and resistance to oppression expressed by LGBTQ subcultural styles.”

The exhibition also features styles from gay wedding fashions.

“A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk” opens September 13 and runs through Jan. 4, 2014. Museum admission is free.

Learn more at the FIT website.

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