“Dance & Fashion” Exhibition in The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

While the eyes of the world are in Brazil, the Fashion Institute of Technology is exploring the relationship between dance and fashion. Legendary fashion brands such as Chanel, Dior and Saint Laurent in the past, have created customs for ballet, letting us know that dance and fashion have always had a strong connection. That's why The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is installing a brand new exhibition titled “Dance & Fashion.”

Shoes will play an important role, said Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the museum. “We have a lot of splendid shoes that are coming into the exhibition. The earliest will be an 1840s pair of green pointe shoes that were worn by Fanny Elssler,” adding, “And it’s quite unusual that they are green because we think of toe shoes as always being pink or white.”

“Dance & Fashion” will open its door on September 13, 2014, to January 3, 2015, and will be accompanied by a book, to be published by Yale University Press.