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Black Fashion Designers
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Discover the sometimes overlooked and always vital impact that African American and African designers have had on the fashion industry in this exhibition of 70 fashion objects covering 30 designers, ranging from the 1950s to the present day.
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With All the Frills Upon It: Hats and Bonnets from the Collection
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"In the 19th century, millinery was an art and the hat the focal point of every fashionable ensemble. A collection of hats worn by the Tredwell women will be on display, perhaps some adorned for Fifth Avenue’s Easter Parade, which began in the 1880s...
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Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story
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"Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story tells the tale of this illustrious craftswoman, designer, and businesswoman.
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Uncommon Threads: Clothing & Textiles
Ends tomorrow
Discover clothing and textiles that trace the Jewish heritage, assembled from the Yeshiva University collection. Highlights include:
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Sara Berman's Closet
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"The meticulously organized, modest closet in which Sara Berman (1920–2004)—an immigrant who traveled from Belarus to Palestine to New York—kept her all-white apparel and accessories both contained her life and revealed it.
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The Changing Silhouette of 19th Century Fashion: The Decade of the 1820s
Opens today
"The Tredwell Costume Collection comprises more than 400 articles of clothing. The core of the collection consists of 39 dresses documented to have been owned and worn by the women of the family.
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fashion after Fashion
Opens today
"In 2015, fashion trend forecaster and authority Li Edelkoort declared “the end of Fashion as we know it,” and in her “manifesto for the next decade” provided “ten reasons why the fashion system is obsolete.” In doing so, she echoed a sentiment share...
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From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries
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"Drawn entirely from The Met collection, this exhibition examines these luxury textiles from artistic and technical points of view. It is organized in two rotations. The first focuses on costumes used in dramas based on historical events;
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Counter-Couture Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture
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"Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s.
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Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era
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"Over 100 extraordinary examples of cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks and timepieces, and other luxury objects will be installed in the Teak Room, including exquisite works from the premier jewelry houses of Europe and America.
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Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
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"Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera.
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The Secret Life of Textiles: Synthetic Materials
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"The 20th century saw unprecedented use of synthetic materials in all aspects of life. Fashion designers in particular were drawn to modern plastics for their unusual appearance and superior performance.
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Native Fashion Now
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"From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, Native Fashion Now celebrates the visual range, creative expression, and political nuance of Native American fashion.
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The Jazz Age: American Style In The 1920s
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"The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste during the creative explosion of the 1920s, The Jazz Age will be a multi-media experience of more than 400 examples of interior design, industrial design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion,...
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Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design
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"Artists and designers often look to the past to find inspiration for their own work.
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Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art Of The In-Between
Opens 4 May 2017
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the 2017 fashion calendar, this exhibition at the Met Fifth Avenue explores the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, and will feature around 150 examples of her womenswear for Comme des Garçons, from th...
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