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Fitness in history

If nothing else can make you take up a sport or go to the gym, how about a trip to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology? A survey of sporting clothing will leave you in awe of how much effort goes into designing the perfect clothing for exercise. It would be a pity to let it go to waste.

Old fashioned tennis
Courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum

Compare the outfits on these three young ladies holding tennis racquets to the much more comfortable but also fashionable outfit by Norma Kamali from the 1980s.

Norma Kamali
Courtesy of the Museum at FIT

No matter what you think of it, the truth is that exercising makes you look confident and contributes to your good looks.