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Eco-fashion: off the runway, and into the exhibition hall

Article: Eco-fashion: off the runway, and into the exhibition hall

Green couture has shown up in designers’ studios, fashion magazines, and on runways from New York to Milan. But nothing lends cred like a museum exhibit… and eco-friendly fashion now has one.

Eco-Fashion: Going Green opened at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology on May 26. If you want to get a look at some of the latest designs, they’re there: the exhibit features work from well-known names in the space, such as Edun, Ciel, and Bodkin. But curators Jennifer Farley and Colleen Hill didn’t stop with the design houses’ discovery of “green”; rather, the exhibit takes a long look at the history of fashion’s relationship with the environment.