I just saw The Art of the Couturiere at the F.I.T. Museum. Ahhhh ...the quality, the COLORS, the gorgeous fabrics. Many many Vionnets, and Chanels, and one Dior. Some from Madame Gres (Alix Barton) Also Lanvin, Paquin (Ana de Pombo), Schiaparelli, Delaunay,Augustabernard, Jenny, Nina Ricci, Maggy Rouff...and many more. There were also some wonderful fashion illustrations. I just loved it, I plan to go again -- since admission is free! I saw some of the most beautiful draped gowns and dresses ever, they were timeless. Beautiful hand work, and amazing openwork. So impressive that women were the leading force in this fashion revolution...Sad to say I was not consious of the fact that so many women designers were so boldly producing their art in the same period of time, to work in that time must have been so inspirational...I'd love to see women reassume this lead! I dont know if the NYTimes has published anything on it, but I did find the article in another local paper...unlike the on-line version the actual newspaper piece has photos (same photos from the exhibition pamphet) If you can -- go!