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This journal is a creative outlet of all the things Kali Brown loves, from fashion, diy's, art, museum galleries to even food.  I am not a professional blogger and the things I share are my sole opinion. Enjoy my creative voyage!

Fairy Tale Fashion

Kali Abdullah

Fairy Tale Fashion Entrance

I finally had an opportunity to stop by my alma mater FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and take a glimpse at the Fairy Tale Fashion exhibit at their museum. I LOVE COSTUMES particularly those in correlation with fairy tales. Television shows like Once Upon A Time or movies such as Snow White and the Huntsman will always get a front row viewing from me because I am in awe at the craftsmanship and skill that is put into these wardrobes.  It is this fascination that turns me into a mad scientist around Halloween because I have to always top my much-involved costume from the year before (but we will get more into that closer to Halloween). Anyway I think you get my point, I love a good costume and this exhibit was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

 The Little Mermaid, Jean Louis Sabaji sea foam evening gown.

The Little Mermaid, Jean Louis Sabaji sea foam evening gown.

Curated by Colleen Hill, Fairy Tale Fashion is a unique and imaginative exhibition that examines fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. The costumes were selected for its direct reference to clothing or its mention of important recurring motifs from 15 tales by prominent writers such as Charles Perrault, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Lewis Carroll.

 (l to r) Snow White, Judith Leiber apple minaudier; Charlotte Olympia book clutch bag

(l to r) Snow White, Judith Leiber apple minaudier; Charlotte Olympia book clutch bag

This exhibition features more than 80 objects placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings designed by architect Kim Ackert. Since fairy tales are not often set in a specific time period, Fairy Tale Fashion includes garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. There is a particular emphasis on extraordinary 21st-century fashions by designers such as Thom Browne, Dolce and Gabbana, Tom Ford, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Prada, Rodarte, and Walter Van Beirendonck, among others.

I photographed my favorite pieces, sorry for the quality of the images I forgot my camera and had to resort to the cell phone and it was a pretty dark room. There's no need to go into detail about the costumes everything was awesome and I think the pictures speak for themselves. 

 Little Red Riding Hood, Comme des Garcons (Rei Kawakubo) hooded ensemble

Little Red Riding Hood, Comme des Garcons (Rei Kawakubo) hooded ensemble

 (l to r) Sleeping Beauty, Marchesa evening gown; Zuhair Murad haute couture gown

(l to r) Sleeping Beauty, Marchesa evening gown; Zuhair Murad haute couture gown

 (l to r) Bibhu Mohapatra white evening gown; Zandra Rhodes gold dress

(l to r) Bibhu Mohapatra white evening gown; Zandra Rhodes gold dress

 (l to r) The Queen of Hearts, Hideki Seo; The Bear Prince, Thom Browne

(l to r) The Queen of Hearts, Hideki Seo; The Bear Prince, Thom Browne

 Sleeping Beauty's Court, Dolce and Gabbana

Sleeping Beauty's Court, Dolce and Gabbana

 (l to r) The Snow Queen, J. Mendel hooded cape and evening dress;  Tom Ford mirrored dress

(l to r) The Snow Queen, J. Mendel hooded cape and evening dress;  Tom Ford mirrored dress

If you are in New York City definitely check out the show in person.  The exhibit is up until April 16th at The Museum at FIT on 7th Ave and 27th Street.