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Exhibit spotlights 50 years of fab fashion from FIT archives

NEW YORK — The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology has culled through its voluminous archives of clothing and accessories for a 50th anniversary retrospective, just in time for New York Fashion Week.

The show, “Exhibitionism,” includes highlights from 33 of the museum’s more popular and influential exhibits.

They include red riding hoods and glass slippers from “Fairy Tale Fashion,” a 2016 show that illustrated 15 well-known fairy tales, and a mannequin stepping out of a coffin wearing Thierry Mugler’s vampire dress, from the 2009 show “Gothic: Dark Glamour.”

Also featured are highlights from shows with social themes, like a popular show examining LGBT influence in fashion over the centuries.

The exhibit, which opens Friday and runs into April, consists of items culled from the FIT museum’s huge, climate-controlled archives of over 50,000 garments and accessories.