”KNITWEAR: From Chanel to Westwood” exhibition at the FIT (plus Chanel know-how video)

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1947,photo by Horst P Horst
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Coco Chanel in chic knitted jersey c.1929

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the exhibitions i absolutely love as the curators cleverly team a fabric or an idea with its true origin,and then the issue becomes all about interaction during fashion eras.The ”KNITWEAR: From Chanel to Westwood” exhibition does exactly that and not only.

Inspirational vintage fashion knitwear from the 20th century. Highlights include 1920s Chanel jersey, 1930s woollen swimwear, 1970s Bill Gibb and conceptual garments from 1980s and 90s designers Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Julien MacDonald. An exciting combination of famous names and visually exciting pieces, the exhibition charts the influence of art movements Pop, Punk and Deconstruction alongside new knitwear technologies and design innovation.

Julien Macdonald at London Fall 2009
Julien Macdonald at London Fall 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Knitted jacket ensemble  from Bill Gibb's first solo collection at the Oriental Club in London in 1972.
Knitted jacket ensemble from Bill Gibb’s first solo collection at the Oriental Club in London in 1972.
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Bathing costume | Neyret | V&A Search the Collections This machine-knitted woollen swimsuit dates from the 1930s,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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