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Paris, Capital of Fashion

Museum at FIT / New York

Paris = Fashion. But how did that happen? Valerie Steele, director of the Museum at FIT, looks to Versailles for the beginning of fashion as we know it, then moves on to Paris, where the fashion system was codified and the art of dressmaking became big business as well as artful expression. —L.J.

Museum at FIT 227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
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