The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York City will be hosting an exhibition called Ivy Style that will run from September 14, 2012-January 5, 2013. Given the dream team assembled, including the substantive involvement of both Richard Press and G. Bruce Boyer, the presentation and study of classic menswear should be pitch perfect.
Funnily enough, this may also be the last ever, original collection curated by first-hand, non derivative authorities of the golden age of this style. This moment in time, far enough for perspective yet close enough to draw real accounts, makes this event (and this word is seldom used seriously on this blog) important.
I was asked to loan a few of my father's items for the exhibition and the accompanying book. I headed over to drop them off today.
We were met by Patricia Mears, Deputy Director of The Museum at FIT (on the left), and Colleen Hill, Assistant Curator of Accessories (on the right) .
Patricia will be writing the main essay for the book (also called Ivy Style) which will be published by Yale University Press.
I am excited about both the exhibition and the book and was thrilled to see a sampling at this stage in the process.
.... and look at sweaters.
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