1480631_713380028679674_60021205_nFor the past few months, New York’s The Museum at FIT (the Fashion Institute of Technology) has been home to a fascinating exhibition which looks at the relationship between fashion and LGBT culture over the centuries. There’s much more to this than provocative stage clothes (though they have their place) and couture, and even though the exhibition itself closed last month, there’s still a great web site to explore.

A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk is perhaps surprisingly the first exhibition of its kind to look at the topic. For those of us who’ve been active in the LGBT community since the 70s or who look for gay references in music and movies there’s plenty which will be familiar, but this is much more than just a trip down memory lane.