This New Exhibition Will Teach You Everything You Never Knew About Denim

Jessica Schiffer
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J'ai Perdu Ma Veste

Denim’s been around for 175 years—which, as far as fashions go, is a long time—and it’s endured various iterations throughout that period. The Museum at FIT hopes to capture them all with a new exhibition titled Denim: Fashion’s Frontier, opening today and running through May 1.

As WWD points out, “Jeans have been worn and favored by a widely diverse group that includes cattle ranchers, miners, motorcycle gangs, hippies, prisoners, factory workers, hip-hop artists and housewives, among many more,” so saying there’s a lot of ground to cover would be an understatement. But if the first images of the exhibition are any indication, curator Emma McClendon managed just fine.

Scroll down to get a sneak peek of the exhibit!

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