How have LGBTQ individuals been making fashion statements since the 18th century? The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology seeks to answer that question with an exhibit opening in September called, "A Queer History Of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk." "Shows are intuitive. We had no idea gay marriage was going to blow up like it did so it was very timely," said exhibition curator Fred Denis, who spent two years putting together the show. "This industry — fashion designers, photographers, stylists, etc — has a hug gay and lesbian population and it always has but no one has ever said it. It was time we kind of addressed it on some level. We're looking at fashion history through a queer lenses."
Read more on the FIT exhibit here.
Below, Denis takes us through a few pieces in the exhibit.