Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall, who passed away last August at the age of 89, is to be honoured in a new exhibit at The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York City. The exhibit, entitled Lauren Bacall: The Look, will be devoted to Bacall’s classic style and will feature galleries of selections taken from the 700+ items Bacall donated to the Museum between 1968 and 1986.
Among the choices are on-screen styles such as the Norman Norell wool coat Bacall wore in the 1964 film Sex and the Single Girl and off-screen ones like a menswear-inspired black silk Emanuel Ungaro trouser suit, as well as a daring silk Christian Dior gown with ostrich feathers accenting the wrists and hemline.
There will also be a multitude of photos lining the walls of the exhibit of both Bacall and five of her favoured designers – Norman Norell, Marc Bohan for Dior, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, and Emanuel Ungaro. The show will be open for a month, starting on the 3rd of March. You can find out more about The Museum of FIT here.