Museum at FIT - Shoe Obsession & Fashion and Technology & Mustang Harry's

Shoe Obsession examines our culture’s ever-growing fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Over the past decade, heels have reached new heights —as have prices. High-heeled shoes—the fashion shoes of the 21st century—have become so tall that even a 4-inch heel is considered “low.”

Shoe Obsession will feature approximately 150 examples of contemporary footwear, highlighting the extreme, lavish, and imaginative styles that have made shoes central to fashion including works by Manolo Blahnik, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, and Roger Vivier, as well as shoes from influential design houses, including Azzedine Alaïa, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and PradaShoe Obsession will also include highlights from the incredible shoe collections of several stylish women, including jewelry designer Lynn Ban and fashion icon Daphne Guinness.

 

 

 

Fashion and Technology explores the impact of emerging technologies on the nature of fashion design and production over the past 250 years.

The Art Deco movement introduced a heavily geometric aesthetic to art and design, which crossed over into fashion in the form of decorative motifs. Innovations in rubber and plastic also found a variety of applications in fashionable items that include athletic shoes and eveningwear.

Parisian couturiers Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges cited the Space Race as a primary inspiration for their new, youthful fashions. With the first men orbiting the earth in 1961,  designers created looks that the fashionable woman could wear on a jaunt to outer-space.

In the late 20th century, the rapid spread of personal computers and the introduction of the internet transformed culture. Designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier turned to “cyber space” for aesthetic inspiration, and software programs like Computer Aided Design (CAD) and computer-operated Jacquard looms began to alter the ways garments were produced.

From 3-D printing to advancements in sewable electronics, designers are creating garments that can play music, answer telephone calls, and even monitor the wearer’s heartbeat.

 

 

 

 

 

The Museum at FIT is FREE to the public at all times.

The Museum at FIT does not have a coat check. You may want to consider this when planning your visit.

 

MUSEUM AT FIT - [masked]

Please enter the building at:

Goodman Resource Center (E Building) located at the Southwest corner of 7th Ave & 27th St.

 

**We will wait inside the lobby. I will be holding up a meetup sign. Please be on time so we can go in together.


There are rules that MUST be followed in the museum:

1.  NO food, beverages or chewing gum is allowed in the galleries

2.  THE TAKING OF PHOTOGRAPHS IS PROHIBITED.

3.  CELL PHONES should be turned OFF before entering the galleries.

4.  Guests CANNOT lean on or against or rest objects on any of the platforms or display cases.

5.  Items on exhibit CANNOT be touched.

6.  Anyone wishing to take notes must do so in PENCIL.

 

By Subway (check mta.info/weekender for updates)

1, N, or R to the 28th Street Station.

A, C, E, or F to the 23rd Street Station.

 

By Bus

Take the M20, M23, or M34.

The M20 runs south on Seventh Avenue and north on 8th Avenue.

The M23 and M34 are cross-town buses.

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After the museum,we will have lunch at Mustang Harry's so we can chat and discuss the exhibits:

Mustang Harry's - 1:00 pm

352 7th Ave (between 29th/30th St)

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This restaurant was recommended by FIT. The food is good and prices are moderate. We have eaten here twice before.

 

REGULAR MENU

The regular menu is varied and has burgers, quesadillas, salads, chicken, fish, steak and amazing sandwiches.

http://www.mustangharrys.com/menus/menu.pdf

 

BRUNCH MENU

There is also a brunch menu on Saturday, but the price does not include a drink. It is $10 extra for unlimited drinks for one hour.

http://www.mustangharrys.com/menus/brunch.p...

 

*** Please bring SMALL BILLS (1's, 5's, 10's) to help facilitate payment. The restaurant will NOT be able to give separate checks but we may be able to put 5 people on a check.

 

I think these exhibits will be very interesting and a lot of fun for everyone.

 

Hope to see you there.

Ivy

 

 

Meetup fee: $3.00 to help defray the cost of maintaining the website will be collected at the museum.

 

Perfume Allergy: Please refrain from wearing perfume. Thanks for understanding. :-)

 



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  • Denise

    Fashion, art, and high ( as in HEELS) wire act followed by lunch at MH, was fabulous, but, doing it with this group, well that's Absolutely Fabulous!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Andrea

    Hi ladies, some shoe notes, back in the late '70's and early '80's, Charles Jourdan had some similarly styled shoes, speaking of unusual wedges that were shaped inward. People could afford them and all usually waited until the June/July sales to get half price. This FIT museum was meaningful and reminded me of my cool disco heeled youth. Good thing I lived at home. Could never afford them otherwise. Google Charles Jourdan if you want.:)

    February 18, 2013

    • Ivy

      Thanks for the info, Andrea. It was so great meeting you on Saturday. See you soon. :-)

      February 18, 2013

  • joy

    Really nice. Good food and great company!

    February 17, 2013

  • Marie

    I LOVED it yesterday at the Shoe Exhibit!! It was SO much fun and the restaurant was great. I can't wait to see everyone again soon, such a nice bunch of ladies. Marie

    February 17, 2013

  • Harriet Lipman

    It was great fun.. the whole package. 'see everyone again, soon.

    Hallie

    February 17, 2013

  • Susan Berlin

    I had a very enjoyable afternoon. It was nice to meet new friends and see those I haven't seen in a long time. I'm looking forward to the next meetup event.
    Ivy, you did a great job, as usual!

    February 16, 2013

  • Linda

    Was so great to spend the afternoon with old and new friends. The exhibit was strangely amazing and lunch was very good. See you in April!

    1 · February 16, 2013

    • Andrea

      The clothing over the years was amazing. It was so enjoyable. Did you also notice the history on the pcs in front of the clothing? This was thoroughly enjoyable.

      February 16, 2013

  • janice w

    very nice

    February 16, 2013

  • Ivy

    I had a wonderful time today, from beginning to end. It's so nice when everyone shows up and is in good spirits. Everyone got along great, the exhibit was wonderful, the food was delicious and the service was excellent as well. Five new members joined us today and everyone was delightful. Hope to see everyone again soon.

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Carol

    Had a great time today!

    February 16, 2013

  • Judy Tosto

    The meetup was fun; those shoes are something else! Meeting new ladies and gals I've met before, and having lunch was great. See you all again. Judy

    February 16, 2013

  • Paulette

    Enjoyable time. Museum & Harry's great! Loved the restaurant. Everyone was so upbeat & nice.

    February 16, 2013

  • Dorothy Tellis

    Interesting shoes. A lot of fun

    February 16, 2013

  • Diane

    Everything was delightful!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great!

    February 16, 2013

  • Andrea

    Wonderfully thought out and so much fun

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Linda

    Shoes, oh yeah! This will be fun.

    February 15, 2013

    • Ivy

      I agree, Linda!

      February 15, 2013

  • Susan Berlin

    I'm looking forward to tomorrow's meetup at FIT.

    February 15, 2013

  • michelle

    sorry can't go ,, enjoy

    February 15, 2013

  • michelle

    maybe

    February 15, 2013

  • Vivian

    Apologies, still recovering from bronchitis.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ivy, I have responded to your emails- in many ways, I don't know why you are not getting them. I am planning on attending.

    February 13, 2013

  • Roni

    I'm a new member and am still on the wait list. Will you let me know if I am able to come?

    February 13, 2013

  • Ivy

    Weather Update: Only 1 inch in NYC on Wednesday night clearing up by Thursday and no more snow through the weekend and next week. Friday almost 50 degrees. Colder on Saturday but party cloudy only. I would hate to have to cancel another meetup. Hope this makes everyone happy. Can't wait to see everyone on Saturday. It should be a fun meetup!

    February 12, 2013

  • Ivy

    Good news! I just spoke to the restaurant and increased our reservation to 22. I am expecting everyone on the YES list to be going to lunch at Mustang Harry's, except Vivian. If you cannot go to lunch with us, you must tell me NOW. Thank you.

    February 12, 2013

  • Diane

    Wow, I'm glad I'm off the waiting list & will be attending the event. Yea! Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    February 12, 2013

    • Ivy

      Hi Diane. I was going to email you to confirm that you knew you were off the waitlist. I will now be including you for lunch in the count.

      February 12, 2013

  • Marie

    That info you posted is good to know in case I ever want to bring someone. I LOVE your events, can't wait for this weekend (FIT), am SO sick of being home! Marie

    February 12, 2013

    • Ivy

      Hi Marie. If the waiting list is exhausted, then it would be OK to bring a guest but only someone that fits in with our group. I only want to be fair with all the members. If people bring guests and regular members are waiting, I think it is unfair to them. If there is no waiting list at the end and there is still a spot, of course you can bring someone else. You can always email me directly. I am flexible as long as we are fair to everyone.

      February 12, 2013

    • Ivy

      Marie, it may snow a little on Wednesday night into Thursday. I hope this doesn't affect your plans. You can always drive into FH and take the train in from here.

      February 12, 2013

  • Sharyn Hahn

    Can I let you know or does there have to be number right now? Also, do they need to be in our age group?!

    February 11, 2013

    • Sharyn Hahn

      I was referring to the plus one!

      February 11, 2013

    • Ivy

      Guests have to be in our age group and are potential members of the group. When there is a waiting list there are no guests allowed.

      February 11, 2013

  • susan

    problem came up and am unable to go....hope to attend another meetup shortly

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking very forward to meeting other women in my age bracket and older for making new friends.

    February 10, 2013

    • Andrea

      It would be nice to meet you! I'm on the waitlist.

      February 10, 2013

  • Ivy

    Next week is the FIT meetup. Everyone listed as yes is expected to join us for lunch. I know that Vivian will not be able to join us. If anyone else knows that they are not coming to lunch, please tell me right now, since the restaurant has a reservation for 20.

    Thanks.

    February 10, 2013

  • Ivy

    Right now we have 20 ladies attending and 4 ladies waiting. As it gets closer to the event, I am pretty sure everyone will be able to attend.
    If you know NOW that you will not be attending lunch, please UPDATE YOUR RSVP and say I will not be going to lunch. Thank you.

    January 10, 2013

    • Vivian

      I am unable to attend lunch.

      January 10, 2013

  • carol machulski

    Have class that day

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be out of town for President's weekend.

    December 28, 2012

  • Susan Berlin

    I enjoy the exhibits at FIT

    December 28, 2012

  • Judy Tosto

    Hi Ivy: Looking forward to seeing you and the gals again; Happy New Year! Judy

    December 28, 2012

  • loretta eisenberg

    looking forward to this. praying there i no blizzard

    December 28, 2012

  • Harriet Lipman

    This sounds fabulous!

    December 28, 2012

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