Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Museum Alert! Love and War: The Weaponized Woman

I thought you guys might be interested in this. Not latex or rubber, but military fetishism often crosses over to our dear rubberist interests. You don't have to be a designer to get inspired! The Museum at FIT (my alma mater) is holding a [free!] exhibition called Love and War: The Weaponized Woman through September 9 - December 16, 2006.

Dr. Valerie Steele is the chief curator. She does a swell job of it, too. If the name sounds familar, it's because she authored Fetish: Fashion, Sex, and Power, The Corset: A Cultural History, Shoes: A Lexicon of Style, and China Chic: East Meets West and many other very good books on fashion theory and history. If you want to read up on fashion history, I highly recommend her books. Her writing style is not dry (like many other intellectuals), and her books are well planned and researched.

This Issey Miyake molded plastic red bustier from 1983 will be there. Mmm, shiny and plastic...*droool*...

FIT (the Fashion Institue of Technology) is located in NYC, NY on 27th street between 7th & 8th ave. The musuem is in the "E" building on 7th ave. Hours: Tues - Fri Noon - 8pm , Saturday 10am - 5pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays. It's a few blocks walk going downtown from the 7th Ave. NY Penn Station entrance. By subway, FIT is right off the 1 train (red color line) 28th street stop. You can also take the R (yellow color lines) train to the 38th st. stop and walk 2 avenue blocks to 7th ave. If taking the E (blue color line) train, the closest stops are 32rd street or Penn Station/34th.

For a good cup of coffee, there's a Dunkin' Donuts across the street, and a cafe called "Brown Cup" on 8th and 27th. The "gay" Chelsea shops are right on 8th ave. going downtown if you're in the mood to shop. The famous and delicious Murray's Bagel is on 8th ave and 22nd or 21st I believe.

Also at the FIT Museum: check out the exhibit THE TAILOR'S ART while you're there.

1 comment:

Oneeyedjack said...

I saw that listed in The Voice. Sounds pretty cool. I think my girl would really like it. If you're interested, perhaps we could meet up and make a day of it.