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Ballerina: FASHION’S MODERN MUSE

Special Exhibitions Gallery
February 11 – April 18, 2020

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 West 27th Street
New York City 10001-5992 


Ballerina: FASHION’S MODERN MUSE


 Barbara Karinska, La Valse costume, gray satin bodice with rhinestones, gray, pink, red tulle skirt. 
Lent by the New York City Ballet. ©The Museum at FIT. Photography By Eileen Costa. The Museum at FIT

Christian Dior, “Debussy” sequined evening gown worn by Margot Fonteyn, spring/summer 1950.
 Lent by Fashion Museum Bath. Photograph by William Palmer. The Museum at FIT

Anna Pavlova, costumed as “The Dying Swan,” from Swan Lake, 1905. Photograph by Herman Mishkin. 
Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library Digital Collections. The Museum at FIT

Pierre Balmain, painted white tulle debutant gown with painted velvet “feathers”, spring 1960. 
Lent by Hamish Bowles :copyright:The Museum at FIT. Photography By Eileen Costa. The Museum at FIT.

 Barbara Karinska, “Diamonds” costume from Jewels, original designed in 1967. 
Lent by the New York City Ballet. :copyright:The Museum at FIT. Photography By Eileen Costa. The Museum at FIT

 Vera Maxwell, gray and black wool knit top and pants set, circa 1959. The Museum at FIT, Gift of Vera Maxwell. 
©The Museum at FIT. Photography By Eileen Costa. The Museum at FIT

 Mark Happel, Symphony in C costume, white silk satin, synthetic net, Swarovski crystals, 2012. 
Lent by New York City Ballet. :copyright:The Museum at FIT. Photography By Eileen Costa. The Museum at FIT

Howard Greer, “Odile” black silk tulle and sequin evening dress, circa 1951. Lent by Beverley Birks.
 ©The Museum at FIT. Photography By Eileen Costa. The Museum at FIT.

Danskin Advertisement, 1982. Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse. The Museum at FIT

 Claire McCardell, black nylon knit bathing suit, 1948. The Museum at FIT, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. 
Adrian McCardell. ©The Museum at FIT. Photography By Eileen Costa. The Museum at FIT.