Love & War: The Weaponized Woman

Opening Reception of Exhibition
The Museum at FIT, Friday,
September 8th, 2006 7-9PM
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street.

Opening night reception for Love & War: The Weaponized Woman a visually stunning and intellectually daring exhibition that takes an unprecedented look at the influence of armor and underwear on contemporary fashion.

Special Symposium:

Saturday September 9
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
$30, Free to all students, and FIT Faculty and staff

“Modern fashion is often inspired by what might be called the discourse of silk and steel. As designers seek to express both sensuality and power, they draw on two important sources of inspiration: lingerie and armor. This day of lectures will explore historical and contemporary issues of armor and intimate apparel in fashion.”

Speakers include: Jeffrey Forgeng, Higgins Armory Museum; Ruel Macaraeg, fashion historian, Tanya Marcuse, photographer; Tricia Rose, professor of American Studies at UC Santa Cruz; Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum of FIT.

Please visit for detailed speaker, schedule, and registration information or call 212-217-7715.



Ernest Schmatolla is publisher of Lookonline since 1994. It is the longest running fashion site on the Internet.

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