According to the itinerary given by the Uni, today we are supposed to go to Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), to see their exhibition in their museum! The exhibition was ‘Faking it’ originals, copies and counterfeits! The exhibition investigates the history of authorized and unauthorized copying in fashion. The exhibition was something new, I had never seen any such exhibition before! I learned a lot from the exhibition. The exhibition opens with Chanel suits, one original and other a licensed copy (unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take photographs). There were many famous designers in the exhibition where there were linked with copying, licensed copying etc. The exhibition covers the copying and counterfeiting over the past 150 years!
Yves Saint Laurent’s “Mondrain” dress is one the most famous examples of designers borrowing from the world of fine art. Saint Laurent strategically placed each individual shape of this dress, in order to achieve what Harper Bazar, described as assertive, abstraction, a semaphore flag, sharply defined in crisp white jersey, perfectly proportioned to flatter one’s figure.
After spending an hour and a half in the exhibition, I had gone out to explore the City! I ended up going to Park Avenue, Madison Avenue. Having heard of the Grand Central Station and many Hollywood and Bollywood movies being shot there, I ended up going there too! The Grand Central station is so massive, there is an apple store inside the station! wow!! The day was well spent doing sight-seeing, cultural research and obviously shopping!!