Parsons WORKWEAR Exhibit Featuring Spiewak

The current exhibit at Parsons The New School for Design entitled WORKWEAR features a bold display of current and vintage Spiewak uniforms, such as the hidden FBI jacket created by Spiewak to help identify FBI agents in undercover operations. As an iconic New York City brand that has maintained the dialogue between fashion and function, workwear and ready-to-wear for over 105 years, Spiewak was privileged to be a part of the installation by Shelley Fox and offer one brand's insight into the blurred line of workwear and fashion that seems organically a part of the genesis of and the vibrance that has become the New York fashion scene.

Exhibition

Monday, February 8—Friday, March 5, 2010
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
Admission: Free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Open daily noon - 6 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.; closed all major holidays and holiday eves

Illustrating the themes of Workwear, this exhibition includes a film installation of Donna Karan's Seven Easy Pieces; Boilersuit by Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons in collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller; a newly commissioned film by the fashion label Boudicca; Paul Fejos' silent-film classic Lonesome (1928); a mascot installation by communication designers Rebecca and Mike; and installations by Shelley Fox, director of the MFA Fashion Design and Society program.

Images - Courtesy of Parsons The New School. All rights reserved.

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