IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA-Museum of F.I.T Exhibit

IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA
Kimono; mini-dress in red and violet checked wool knit; with contrast band in circular pattern; novelty cut with squared V-neck; elbow-length kimono sleeve and tucked straightline skirt; yellow-green tie belt by Rudy Gernreich
IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA
black parachute jacket with black feather neckline, matching black skirt, and black feather turban by Norma Kamali
IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA
Black and red embroidered silk chiffon dress worn by Michelle Obama on election night 2008 by Narciso Rodriguez
Long one-shoulder evening dress in leopard printed silk chiffon, matching feather-trimmed stole by Galanos

This exhibit is being held to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. One hundred garments and accessories will be on view from February 10,2012 to April 17,2012. The idea for this exhibit came from CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and is being curated by Patricia Mears, deputy director of the Museum of F.I.T. IMPACT will feature designs from iconic American designers such as Halston, Norman Norell, Pauline Trigère, Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Rudi Gernreich, Bob Mackie, James Galanos, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Isabel Toledo, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler. To contact the museum please send an email to

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