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February 8, 2019

Exhibit spotlights 50 years of fab fashion

By JOCELYN NOVECK
AP National Writer

NEW YORK — A brilliant green gown in sculptured silk satin by Charles James, the late American master couturier, gleams like a just-polished emerald as you enter the archives of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology — a huge, climate-controlled space that houses more than 50,000 garments and accessories.

Care for a little Chanel? How about hundreds of delectable vintage suits, hanging closely together in the fantasy closet of a fashionista's dreams, with tweed jackets in plaids, pastels, or florals?


 
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