Museum Writing Assignment

Museum Writing Assignment

For my museum writing assignment, I chose to visit New York’s Museum at FIT. The exhibit concerning the Fabric in Fashion was a fascinating piece. The Fashion History Gallery was insightful and an eye-opener to the well documented enriched storyline of garments and materials used in their making. The experience elicited insurmountable knowledge of fashion history. The exhibit focuses on the cultural history of women’s clothing, detailed in the textiles utilized in their making, dating to the past two and a half centuries. The emergence of elegant synthetics in fashionable dresses is illuminated with a specific informative angle on fabrics made of natural materials like cotton, silk, and wool. An expansion of how the above impacted on fashion history is evident.

Couture depicts an exciting aspect magnetizing paparazzi and a bewildering hyperopic view on the strides made from the past to contemporary times. The preservation of textile history, especially during the Victorian era, in the exhibit showcased beauty, class and creativity. The age stretches to the 19th century marred with great economic hallmarks that affected production and consumer behavior; a period marked by the ascension to the throne by Queen Victoria who ruled from 1837 and died in 1901. She had a significant influence on women especially in their dressing as she exhibited a great sense of style. The Victorian era was marred with infringement of the rights of women. They lived under the shadow of men (especially their folks and husbands) as women were expected to be meek and mild. Social events and bemusement dictated women’s activities. On the economic front employment opportunities were scarce, their male compatriots deemed the breadwinners as domestic servitude was

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