For centuries, people from every age, gender, and preference are enthralled by the magic that comes whenever fairy tales are presented either on screen or on stage. Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Nightingale, and every other character from stories that range from those originating in folk lore to the more modern stories considered as literary fairy tales. Anyone, even when no one would actually admit, in their hearts, would have wished he or she is the main character in the story—the protagonist—who leads the rest of the characters to various, even unknown, destinations and calls for action based on the plot already determined by the directors of the show to move the audience even the dispassionate souls.
By a twirl, a slow step perhaps, even by an unyielding fellow who owns the stage and takes his or her moment, makes all eyes focused on the stage or on the screen, not minding the hour nor the person beside him or her. With such perfectly fitted-robe that turns a seemingly fragile spirit to a queen of the night. As each character centres on the stage or the screen, the viewers’ eyes are caught to turn towards any direction where the main character or actor of the moment goes. In the minds of the audience the dazzling dame or the fine-looking gentleman, becomes the he or she within the audience. With the enchanting dress that moves with the wind, or meticulously done robe that matches the colour of the prince charming’s adornment, any viewer is made to contemplate on the possibility of him or her slipping on that piece of garment.
Just as these fairy tale enthrals anyone, the Fairy Tale Fashion also will. With models dressed in one of the most extraordinary, picturesque, as well as lavish patterns of fashion to exemplify more than twelve fairy tales, including the well-known tales such as “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” those who would step in and join with us will likewise experience the magic.
What do have in store for you? Let’s see. On top of presenting a brief history of the fairy tales as well as their significance, the show will also draw attention to each character’s direct references to fashion. There will be more than 80 appearances in Fairy Tale Fashion, which will also highlight a number of recent creations from labels such as Comme des Garçons, Dolce and Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Rodarte, as well as Undercover. The exhibition will be held in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum of FIT.
There’s much more that you wouldn’t want to meet here. This would be a series of days where charm and fashion will be our companion. Get lured to see behind the fairy tales of all times and awaken that neonate heart within you. The magic begins on the 15th of January and ends on the 19th of February. This is something you wouldn’t want to miss.
Just a word of advice. Tag a friend and be spellbound!