Exhibition Spotlight: FIT’s Faking It

Don’t live in NYC? Not to worry! The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology brings their latest exhibition, Faking It: Originals, Copies and Counterfeits, to fashion enthusiasts across the world in an easy-to-use online format. Here’s a quick blurb about the exhibition from the museum’s website but be sure and check it out for yourself!

“Authenticity and copyright protection against knock offs are two of the most debated topics in fashion today. Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits investigates the history of authorized and unauthorized copying in fashion. The exhibition shows how licensing agreements and diffusion lines have blurred the definition of authenticity, and reveals strategies that designers have employed to combat knockoffs and counterfeits.”

The exhibition is on view until April 25 or you can view the online exhibition here: http://exhibitions.fitnyc.edu/faking-it/#grid-page

Left: Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, day suit, wool bouclé, 1966, France Right: Licensed copy of a Chanel, day suit, wool bouclé, c. 1967, USA

Left: Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, day suit, wool bouclé, 1966, France
Right: Licensed copy of a Chanel, day suit, wool bouclé, c. 1967, USA

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