From The Guardian. – R. T.
A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk – review
An exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York explores the LGBTQ contribution to style, from 18th-century London to present-day America
At the Fashion Institute of Technology, museum director and chief curator Valerie Steele has been carving out a reputation for shows that flirt with the fetishistic and expose the often uncovered side of fashion. Her latest, A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk, co-curated with Fred Dennis, delves into the LGBTQ contribution to style, from 18th-century London, where “mollies” cross-dressed (here in red velvet capes) and had mock marriages, to present-day America, where gay people can legally marry. …
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