Live Out Loud was proud to partner with The Museum at FIT to give Satellite Academy GSA students a special tour of A Queer History of Fashion: from the Closet to the Catwalk.
Students were treated to a private tour of the exhibit, with display pieces ranging from 18th century “macaroni” and 19th century “dandy” styles to present day post-marriage equality wedding attire. Attire worn by such legendary icons as Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol, and RuPaul was on display.
Several pieces sparked discussion about what it was like to live as LGBTQ during various time periods and how fashion played an important role in men and women’s lives. Seeing the pieces helped connect students to the experiences of those who had to hide who they were and could only express their identities through dress codes. Students were also inspired by those who used fashion to challenge stereotypes of gender and sexual identity.
Through its educational programs, Live Out Loud seeks to connect the next generation to the LGBTQ community’s history. We’re thrilled that Satellite Academy had the chance to learn about our dynamic history and contributions to the arts.
Don’t miss your chance to see this exhibit! A Queer History of Fashion is at The Museum at FIT through January 4, 2014 at Seventh Avenue and 27th Street.