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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

A Queer History of Fashion 

The celebrity-heavy unveiling of New York‘s annual Met Ball may guarantee its home, the Costume Institute, a certain amount of attention each year, but it is not the only museum in the city that explores the history of fashion.

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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