If you are travelling to NYC soon do visit the FIT museum! Taken from the FIT website;
"His & Hers explores changing perceptions of "masculine" and "feminine" dress from the mid-18th century to the present. Side-by-side comparisons of men’s and women’s clothing highlight their differences—and similarities. Featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles, the exhibition begins with complementary "his and hers" clothing by 20th-century designers who have created fashions for both men and women. For example, Yves Saint Laurent’s role as an influential proponent of trousers for women is exemplified by a navy blue woman’s pantsuit from 1967. It is shown alongside a man’s suit in dark blue velvet, also by Saint Laurent. "
|Alexander Mcqueen 2008|
|Miami Vice men's suit 1989|
|Mr Fish men's suit 1970|
|Yves Saint Laurent suit 1983|
|Men's court suit 1785|
"The Japanese "fashion revolution" of the 1980s dramatically transformed the world of fashion. Avant-garde Japanese designers such as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons introduced a radically new conception of fashion to the catwalks of Paris. Utilizing innovative textile technologies, together with aspects of traditional Japanese clothing culture, these designers were instrumental in creating a new relationship between body and clothes, a new attitude toward the beauty of imperfection, and a new appreciation of avant-garde fashion as "art.""
|Comme des Garcons 2009-10|
|Goth Lolita dress ensamble 2008|
|Number (N)ine man's ensamble 2009|