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'Fairy Tale Fashion' Debuts At Museum At FIT [WATCH]

Jan 25, 2016 07:29 AM EST
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"Fairy Tale Fashion," a unique and imaginative exhibition that examines fairy tales through the lens of high fashion, is now on display at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Click through the slideshow to view costumes from the exhibition and scroll down to watch an exclusive Fashion Times video tour.

This spellbinding exhibition of fantastical fashion, organized by associate curator Colleen Hill, features more than 80 garments and accessories from the 18th century to present day placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings designed by architect Kim Ackert.

Check out our video below to see inside the exhibit, learn what fairy tale is Hill's favorite and more.

The exhibit highlights 15 familiar fairy tales, including Cinderella, Snow White and The Little Mermaid, but Hill used the original versions of these stories by The Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen, rather than the sanitized, Disney-style films we're used to, for inspiration.

The show space is divided into sections that each tell a different story. The exhibition ends in the center of FIT's Special Exhibitions Gallery with a section dedicated to Cinderella. One side of the space features ragged garments that represent Cinderella as a maid, and directly across from them are pieces fit for a princess — glass slippers designed by Noritaka Tatehana and a gold dress from Altuzarra's spring/summer 2015 collection.

"Fairy Tale Fashion" will be on view at Museum at FIT until April 16. 

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