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"Gender Bending Fashion" exhibit opening at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

A colorful new exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts explores how blurring gender lines are redefining the fashion industry.

Posted: Mar 19, 2019 4:02 AM
Updated: Mar 19, 2019 10:18 AM

BOSTON (AP) - A colorful new exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts explores how blurring gender lines are redefining the fashion industry.

The show, "Gender Bending Fashion," opens to the public on Thursday and runs through Aug. 25. It examines moments in history when clothing transcended and muddled our understanding of gender.

Curator Michelle Finamore says the exhibit was inspired partly by what's happening right now in fashion, disrupting traditional ideas about what men and women wear.

Included in the display is a photograph of the combination tuxedo-ball gown that actor Billy Porter - who stars in the FX series "Pose" - wore to the Oscars last month.

It also highlights screen icon Marlene Dietrich, known for her gender-fluid fashion sense.

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