Fifteen different fables, from "Alice in Wonderland" to "The Little Mermaid," are illustrated through runway looks and historical costumes.

Fairy Tales Are Brought To Life Through Fashion in FIT's Latest Exhibit

Fifteen different fables, from "Alice in Wonderland" to "The Little Mermaid," are illustrated through runway looks and historical costumes.

Court Manteau: ca. 1810, silk satin-lined moiré silk with woven pattern, embellished with velvet, chenille embroidery, beads

Regency Trained Gowns

Court Manteau: ca. 1810, silk satin-lined moiré silk with woven pattern, embellished with velvet, chenille embroidery, beads

Historical Costume Long Skirt - Wedgwood Blue Floral Print Cotton - Colonial, Pioneer, Civil War Reenactments.

Long Skirt for Historical Costume - Wedgwood Blue Floral Print Cotton - Colonial - Pioneer - Civil War Reenactments

Historical Costume Long Skirt - Wedgwood Blue Floral Print Cotton - Colonial, Pioneer, Civil War Reenactments.

Renaissance robe Costume historique par MariaHellerDesigns sur Etsy

Fantastique robe, robe de Cosplay, robe de fée, robe Renaissance, Costume de la Renaissance, robe médiévale, robe de mariée fée, fée robe de bal

Detail back view robe à l'Anglaise, circa 1770-80. White cotton embroidered in chain stitch with stripes and sprigs of pinks, convolvulus, dog roses, honeysuckle, tied with pink bows, closed-front bodice panels with drawstring to neck, the sleeves with shaped elbows adorned with ruffles.

Detail back view robe à l'Anglaise, circa 1770-80. White cotton embroidered in chain stitch with stripes and sprigs of pinks, convolvulus, dog roses, honeysuckle, tied with pink bows, closed-front bodice panels with drawstring to neck, the sleeves with shaped elbows adorned with ruffles.

Detail of costumes designed by Michael O’Connor for The Duchess (2008). Images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs

Detail of costumes designed by Michael O’Connor for The Duchess (2008). Images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs

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