A Lauren Bacall exhibit will be shown next year at New York's FIT
Celebrating her iconic style
"Yes, it's fine, as long as it's high-quality – Diana Vreeland style,'" is how Lauren Bacall gave her permission for a post-humous exhibit of her wardrobe. The comment was remembered this week by Valerie Steele, Director of The Museum at FIT.
The new exhibition will include around 700 garments, and will debut next Spring concentrating on Bacall's looks from the 50s and 60s with pieces by Dior, Pierre Cardin and YSL.
Steele said, "She wore the dress or the pants. They didn't wear her..." continuing, "Some of what she wore didn't look prim but it might have on others. Sometimes it was conservative-looking, but she wore it with such panache. It was a combination of Hollywood feminine glamour and masculine, androgynous insouciance and power. The only other person I can think of who could do that was (Marlene Dietrich."
Full details and dates of the exhibit are yet to be released.