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EXHIBITION: “SPORTING LIFE” AT FIT, NYC

„Sporting Life“ – eine Ausstellung des Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Ob Schwimmen, Segeln oder Radfahren – jede Sportart hat ihren Look. Die Ausstellung „Sporting Life“ erkundet die Geschichte der Sportbekleidung von den Anfängen der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis heute. Dabei geht es nicht nur um Silhouette, Schnitt und neue Sportarten, sondern auch Innovationen, wie neue Textilien, deren Einfluss sich auch in der „normalen“ Mode niederschlägt. Insgesamt sind 100 Ausstellungsstücke zu sehen; die Schau läuft noch bis Mitte November.

“Sporting Life” exhibition by the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Swimming, dancing excercice – “Sporting Life” is an exhibition exploring the interrelation of sportswear and fashion. More than 100 items are on display, from the beginning of “sportswear” in the mid 19th century to examples of contemporary sports clothing . The visitors are invited to study not only the changing silhouette throughout time, but the improvements and innovations of textiles, too as well as the influence of sportswear on “regular” fashion. The exhibition is ongoing until mid November.

“Sporting Life”
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY, USA
May 25 – November 12, 2011
SPORTING LIFE INSTALLATION. LEFT TO RIGHT: BATHING ENSEMBLE, BEIGE PLAID WOOL, LATE 1850S; BATHING SUIT WITH OVERSKIRT, BLACK WOOL AND SILK WITH BRAID TRIM, C. 1902; GYM SUIT, BLUE COTTON TWILL, 1896.  IMAGE COURTESY THE MUSEUM AT FIT, NEW YORK.
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#1: Sporting Life installation, swimming. Left to right: Three bathing suits, wool jersey, c.1928; bathing shoes, sateen and cotton, c. 1922; bathing suit and jacket, multicolor wool jersey, c. 1930; bathing caps, 1950s – 1960s. Image courtesy The Museum at FIT, New York.
#2: Sporting Life installation. Left to right: Bathing ensemble, beige plaid wool, late 1850s; bathing suit with overskirt, black wool and silk with braid trim, c. 1902; gym suit, blue cotton twill, 1896. Image courtesy The Museum at FIT, New York.
#3: Sporting Life installation. Left to right: Bathing ensemble, beige plaid wool, late 1850s; bathing suit with overskirt, black wool and silk with braid trim, c. 1902; gym suit, blue cotton twill, 1896. Image courtesy The Museum at FIT, New York.

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