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Sep 14, 2012 – Jan 15, 2013



FIT Museum

295 7th Avenue




Sartorialists, prepare to dust off your WASP-iest Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers for a journey through prep-land. Traveling the ages of Ivy-fashion, from the days of mandatory coat and tie at Yale to the contemporary revival of Bean Boots and Barbour Coats, this exhibit, accompanied by a book of the same title, celebrates the role of college campuses in defining the quintessential look. A daily dose of prep is available at, the exhibition's initial form.

Elana Leopold, Flavorpill

FIT Museum says…

Ivy Style celebrates one of the most enduring clothing styles of the 20th century. While viewed today as a classic form of dressing, in its heyday, Ivy style—or the “Ivy League look” —was actually so cutting-edge that it went on to inform the evolution of menswear for decades. This exhibition examines the genesis of Ivy style on the prestigious college campuses of the United States during the early years of the twentieth century, looks at the ways in which the style became codified by mid-century, and reveals how now, nearly one hundred years after its inception, Ivy style is still a thriving global influence.