Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930’s at the Museum at FIT

Jean Shafiroff

A sophisticated, vintage-inspired crowd turned out for a party to celebrate the opening of Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930’s at the Museum at FIT. Partygoers danced the night away while enjoying cockails by St. Germain and the fashions of yesteryear.

G. Bruce Boyer, Patricia Mears

G. Bruce Boyer, Patricia Mears

Jean Shafiroff, Cole Rumbough

Jean Shafiroff, Cole Rumbough

Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff

Laura Kimsey, Maki Obara

Laura Kimsey, Maki Obara

Louise Doktor

Louise Doktor

Alexis and Victoria Lamb

Alexis and Victoria Lamb

Chiu-Ti Jansen

Chiu-Ti Jansen

Dawne Marie Grannum

Dawne Marie Grannum

Gretchen Fenston and Roddy Caravella dancing

Gretchen Fenston and Roddy Caravella dance

Montgomery Frazier, Ben Mindich

Montgomery Frazier, Ben Mindich

Nathaniel Adams, Sara Harper

Nathaniel Adams, Sara Harper

Phyllis Hollis, Ike Ude, Lieba Nesis

Phyllis Hollis, Ike Ude, Lieba Nesis

Rod Andre, G. Bruce Boyer, Mark Grischke

Rod Andre, G. Bruce Boyer, Mark Grischke

Rose Callahan, Candice Guttmann

Rose Callahan, Candice Guttmann

Rosemary Ponzo

Rosemary Ponzo

Sabrina Wirth

Sabrina Wirth

Shannon Mickolas, Alyson Cafiero

Shannon Mickolas, Alyson Cafiero

Shannon Mickolas, Sophia Bishop, Dawne Marie Grannum,Rosemary Ponzo, Allison Ecung, Joy Marks

Shannon Mickolas, Sophia Bishop, Dawne Marie Grannum,Rosemary Ponzo, Allison Ecung, Joy Marks

Timothy John

Timothy John

Vintage-clad guests dancing

Vintage-clad guests enjoy the party atmosphere

View of the exhibit

View of the exhibit

The show included both men's and women's wear from the period.

Despite the bleak economic conditions, beautiful clothes were still made in the 1930's.

All Photos: ELEGANCE IN AN AGE OF CRISIS: Fashions of the 1930’s
The Museum at FIT, NYC
©Patrick McMullan
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Photo – J Grassi/Patrickmcmullan.com


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