Glitz. Glamour. Crisis.

The Fashion Institute of Technology's intimate museum currently has a show on view thru April 19 examining men's and women's fashions of the 1930s.

Approximately 80 ensembles and 30 accessories that will undoubtedly make you feel schleppy comprise this exhibition, all arranged in themed sections of the sleek space: active wear and resort wear; men’s tailoring & women’s couture; formal wear; and accessories.

"Elegance in an Age of Crisis" explores how designers made-do with the evolving social attitudes, alongside intense political and economic strife (read: WWII).  

Prior to paying a visit, check out two videos below created by FIT exploring themes in women's and men's clothing from the 1930s. What we love most about the Museum at FIT: admission is free!