Coming Soon: Ivy Style
Oxford cloth, madras, seersucker: in September we'll be exploring menswear-related textiles, some of which originated in India. My inspiration is Ivy Style, the soon-to-open FIT exhibition curated by Patricia Mears, deputy director of the institute's museum.
Scheduled to be on view September 14, 2012 through January 5, 2013, the show will examine a look that, over the course of the 20th century, went from being perceived as edgy and bold to quintessentially trad. In addition to 60 or so men's outfits, exhibition visitors will see a recreation of a mid-century university shop stocked with essentials such as penny loafers, khaki's, plaid shorts, and pastel button downs. But for now, check out the catalogue: it's available for pre-order -- very fittingly -- through Yale University Press.