By  on October 28, 2008

HALLOW’S EVE: There are sure to be plenty of people in Goth-inspired costumes on Halloween, and The Museum at FIT hasthe right exhibition to inspire those creations.

In “Gothic: Dark Glamour,” primarily black designer ensembles are showcased in unexpected settings: a graveyard fence, a ruined castle, beneath a moon, in a haunted palace, in a Frankenstein-type laboratory and even in a coffin. Visitors can learn that an Alexander McQueen strapless evening dress was inspired by one of his ancestors who was executed during the Salem Witch Trials. One of John Galliano’s dresses for Christian Dior is imprinted with a quote from the Marquis de Sade, reading, “Is it not by murder that France is free today?”

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