Three looks inspired by "A Queer History of Fashion"

Three of our favorite LGBT personalities model outfits in honor of the Museum at FIT's "A Queer History of Fashion" exhibit.

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The Museum at FIT explores LGBT contributions to sartorial history at "A Queer History of Fashion," a new exhibit opening this week. We asked some of our favorite fashionable queer scenesters to show off looks from their own closets, inspired by the show.

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Sarah Jenny
    Activist, artist and nightlife host

    "I feel really hot in this outfit, and I think it challenges the notion that fat bodies shouldn’t be seen in tight and bright clothes. The bow detail is a quintessential queer-femme signifier."

    Sarah Jenny hosts Queer Mixer on Mon 16, South Brooklyn Queers Night Out on Sept 26 and the monthly Hey Queen! party on Sept 28. For more information, visit sarahjenny.org.

  • Photograph: Courtesy the Museum at FIT

    Jenny’s ensemble, which was mostly sourced at stores along Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, is inspired by this 1950s Christian Dior cocktail dress.

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    AB Soto
    Musician and visual and performance artist

    "My look is about serving fashion in a fun way. I like to wear new silhouettes that redefine masculinity. Fashion is a silent performance that describes who we are."

    AB Soto is on tour now. For upcoming performance dates, visit absotomusic.com.

  • Photograph: Courtesy the Museum at FIT

    Soto wears a SERVE T-shirt of his own design, available from absotomusic.bigcartel.com ($25), inspired by the Levi’s jacket, Mr. Pearl corset, Abel Villarreal pants and custom Weco boots worn by artist and nightlife fixture Scott Ewalt in the 1990s.

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Matthew Camp
    Artist, designer, actor and model

    "I like this shirt because it’s slutty. I’ll definitely get laid wearing it. The skirt-pants are my own design. It’s something I’ve always liked—who doesn’t want to wear skirt-pants?!?"

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    "I'm wearing one of my Mykki Tees. I like this shirt because it's irreverent and forces the viewer to change their perspective on something they're already familiar with. You'll never look at cartoons the same way again."

    For more of Camp’s designs—including items available for purchase—visit matthewcampdesigns.com. Camp can be seen in the films The Go Doc Project (currently making the rounds at film festivals) and Sock Job (out in 2014).

  • Photograph: Courtesy the Museum at FIT

    Camp’s self-designed look is inspired by this John Paul Gaultier ensemble.

Photograph: Jessica Lin

Sarah Jenny
Activist, artist and nightlife host

"I feel really hot in this outfit, and I think it challenges the notion that fat bodies shouldn’t be seen in tight and bright clothes. The bow detail is a quintessential queer-femme signifier."

Sarah Jenny hosts Queer Mixer on Mon 16, South Brooklyn Queers Night Out on Sept 26 and the monthly Hey Queen! party on Sept 28. For more information, visit sarahjenny.org.


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