A fantastical exhibit at the Museum at FIT explores the connection between haute couture and the folk stories of the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Charles Perrault, among others.
Clothing and accessories illustrating Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. From left to right: dress by Dolce and Gabbana, 1980s dress by Louis Féraud, shoe by Nicholas Kirkwood, dress by Manish Arora, 1990s waistcoat by Audrey Buckner, dress by Undercover, man’s ensemble by Walter Van Beirendonck, ensemble by Hideki Seo.
Clothing and accessories illustrating Beauty and the Beast. From left to right: dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Christian Louboutin, ensemble by Giles, 18-century man’s suit and woman’s gown, dress by Rodarte.
Clothing illustrating Little Red Riding Hood. From left to right: 18th cetury cloak, 19th century nightgown, 1970s cloak by Giorgio di Sant’Angelo, cloak by Altuzarra, dress by Dolce and Gabbana, ensemble by Comme des Garçons. Chanel No. 5 video courtesy of Chanel.
Gown illustrating Snow White and Rose Red by Dolce and Gabbana, with view of platform illustrating Cinderella.
Clothing and accessories illustrating Cinderella. From left to right: shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood, ensemble by Vivienne Westwood, 1910s dress by Boué Sours, dress by Altuzarra, and 1950s dress by Christian Dior.