What’s real or fake in the fashion industry? Parodies, couture copies, licensing agreements along with diffusion lines have blurred the lines. There’s also inspiration, which can often times lead to strikingly similar versions of originals.
Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits at the Museum at FIT explores the dynamic world of the counterfeit market and how it has become increasingly difficult to identify authentic pieces from those that aren’t. Using approximately 100 objects from the museums permanent collection from labels such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and Christian Louboutin, the exhibition will make you questions what’s truly genuine.
The exhibition is open now until April 25, 2015.
Museum at FIT, Fashion & Textile History Gallery
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