By  on July 8, 2005

NEW YORK — Yeshiva University Museum in Manhattan is planning an exhibition titled “A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry, 1860-1960,” set to open in December.

The exhibit will explore the history of American fashion, from Gold Rush-era blue jeans to Hollywood-inspired glamour. It also will examine the evolution of the workplace, including the relationship between management and organized labor, and the way American Jews helped to build an industry that made Seventh Avenue the heart of international apparel commerce. There are also examples of the industry’s growth in Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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