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The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange on display at FIT

HRH Princess Beatrice of York, Donna Karan, Carmen Busquets and Christopher Bevans attended a reception last night to celebrate the launch of The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange exhibit at New York’s FIT.

Hosts Livia Firth, Nadja Swarovski, MATCHESFASHION.COM’s Ulric Jerome and The Woolmark Company’s Michelle Lee, were joined by guests from the world of art and fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology – where an installation of Commonwealth Fashion Exchange looks is now on display.

The free exhibition is open to the public at the newly renovated Pomerantz Building until October 8th, following a runway preview to guests of F4D’s First Ladies Luncheon earlier this week, during which the collection was showcased for the first time outside of the UK. 

A selection of designs from the collection are also being auctioned for charity now on Paddle8.  All proceeds from the auction sales will be donated to The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Innovation Fund and NEST. Select pieces are also being sold online at MATCHESFASHION.COM

The exhibition was first debuted at Buckingham Palace in February 2018, before going on display at Australia House in London.  Visitors from all over the world can now view the exhibition inside the magnificent State rooms at Buckingham Palace thanks to a Partnership with Google Arts & Culture – see the street view of inside the Buckingham Palace Exhibition.  

Ulric Jerome, Dr Joyce Brown, Livia Firth, Nadja Swarovski and Michelle Lee host private reception to celebrate the launch of The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at New York’s iconic FIT.
HRH Princess Beatrice of York with Nadja Swarovski at The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange US debut.
Carmen Busquets, Livia Firth, Nadja Swarovski and Donna Karan at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange launch reception at FIT.
John Skipper, Carmen Busquets, Livia Firth, Evie Evangelou and Donna Karan
Livia Firth and stylist and interior designer Marcus Paul
Donna Karan at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange launch at New York's FIT.
Livia Firth at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange exhibit at New York's FIT.