Last Thursday, we hosted a tour of the FIT Museum’s Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition to kick off a new initiative we’re launching called the NCP Arts Council. (We’ll be sharing more on this soon…subscribe to our newsletter to be in the know!) Curator Colleen Hill was our guide, pointing out details on each garment and accessory and sharing with us her thought process during the creation of the exhibition: some pieces were directly inspired by fairy tales, while other pieces were selected because they were reminiscent of sartorial references in certain tales. Surprisingly, we learned that the way we perceive iconic garments in these tales are quite different from the original story, for instance: Little Red Riding Hood originally wore a cap knitted by her grandmother rather than a cape; Dorothy’s shoes were actually silver, not ruby red; and Cinderella’s ugly step sisters were actually kind of hot.
The pieces in the exhibition were stunning and we were so impressed. Needless to say, we had a great time. We got to see (drool over?) some imaginative high fashion while gathering with friends, familiar and new. We’ve also decided that NCP needs to go on more field trips.
And now…pictures galore!