Monday, February 13, 2023

FIT Museum Celebrates the Culture with New Exhibit: " Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style"

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"As a fashion historian, it is important to highlight aspects of fashion culture that are not generally known or are misunderstood.  Hip Hop style is such an influential part of American fashion, and in turn, international fashion, but this is not always recognized.  From athleisure, to logo-mani, sneaker culture, and streetwear, Hip Hop has shaped the clothing that everyday people wear.  Hip Hop style is, also, so much more diverse than people realize."
- Elizabeth Way, associate curator of "Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style" costume, via Essence Magazine.

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The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop through the fashion lens.  Over the last five decades, Hip Hop influence has taken over the world.  The same culture that is often criticized has been visibly and publicly incorporated in countless aspects; mainly fashion.  To pay homage and provide a token scope on this unstoppable machine, the Museum at FIT presents " Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style".

Dapper Dan of Harlem, bomber-style printed jacket, 1987.
Michael Hoban, "8-Ball jacket", Fall 1989. 

Free and open to the public, this exhibit features over 100 garments and accessories made by designers Dapper Dan, Misa Hylton, Karl Kani, FUBU, Baby Phat and much more.  Several artists of the culture such as Cardi B, LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, and Aaliyah to name a few, are also featured throughout.  

Watch the awesome news segment below:


A culture that will continue pushing boundaries and live forever.  The "Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style" exhibit will run from now - April 23, 2023.
227 West 27th Street New York City 10001-5992
Holidays: Closed
Mon-Tues: Closed
Wed- Fri: Noon - 8pm
Sat- Sun: 10am - 5pm

1 comment:

  1. This contributions this culture has made to the fashion industry is countless. Glad they recognize that and celebrate our achievements