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It’s no secret that queers have had a huge influence on the world of fashion—from early icons such as Oscar Wilde and Marlene Dietrich, to the androgynous look of butch lesbians. But it turns out that gay fashion influence goes back even farther than we thought: From Sep 13 through Jan 14, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will showcase an astonishing 300 years of gay style in A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. The exhibit—the first in history to take such an expansive view—highlights gay men’s looks of the 18th century; designers from the 1930s; gay style before and after Stonewall; and LGBT wedding looks. It should be a fascinating experience even if you don’t consider yourself a fashion plate.