The Sporting Life

“The Sproting Life”

By: L.A. Pomeroy

Coco Chanel said of her childhood: “The only happy times were those I spent on horseback. I didn’t know people: I knew horses.” Her signature style incorporated jodhpurs and riding jackets into everyday sports wear and for more that a century, fashion has been the better for its equestrian influences.

Through November 12, the Fashion Institue of Technology’s The Museum at FIT on Seventh Avenue at 27th Street in New York City is presenting “Sporting Life”, a celebration of modern sports garments, including riding clothes presented by Devon-Aire. The Museum at FIT is a non-profit collection with a focus on education and its both a resource to FIT students and open to the public free of charge.

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