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Exhibition Review, "Faking It: Originals, Copies and Counterfeits" (The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, December 2, 2014-April 25, 2015)
Stockholm University.
2016 (English)In: Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, ISSN 1362-704X, E-ISSN 1751-7419, Vol. 20, no 3, 369-375 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

If there is one idea that may be taken away from The Museum at the

Fashion Institute of Technology’s exhibition, Faking It: Originals,

Copies, and Counterfeits, it is that authenticity in fashion is a relative

concept. Indeed, the related ideas of authenticity and originality

have been approached from many different perspectives in the study

of fashion, both historical and theoretical; however, Faking It represents

one of the first curatorial efforts to materialize them, bringing 

together garments,

accessories and associated ephemera in the form of

a retrospective fashion exhibition. However, this is not to say that the

exhibition approaches

authenticity—an inherently nebulous concept—

in a didactic or prescriptive manner. Rather, while conventional in its

presentation, Faking It succeeds conceptually in bringing to light just

how mutable the concept of authenticity is, and foregrounds fashion as

a fertile site for its exploration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016. Vol. 20, no 3, 369-375 p.
Keyword [en]
Exhibition Review, Fashion Studies, Fashion Theory, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, New York, Fashion Institute of Technology, Costume History, Dress History
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Fashion Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130783OAI: diva2:933395
Available from: 2016-06-04 Created: 2016-06-04 Last updated: 2016-06-04

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