Events

  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017

    The 1980s: an Age of Excess

    Kent, OH
    Exhibition

    This exhibit highlights the sparkle and glamour of the 20th century's ninth decade. Designer gowns and elegant street wear from Europe and America — including among others Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Ungaro, Chanel and more. Co-curated by Museum Director Jean Druesedow and Victoria Haworth, a senior fashion merchandising student.
    Kent State University Museum

  • Tue
    14
    Feb
    2017
    Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017

    Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry

    Boston, MA
    Exhibition

    Examine more than 4,000 years of jewelry history through about 70 objects—both ancient and revival—tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017

    Carpets for Kings: Six Masterpieces of Iranian Weaving

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    Features six small Iranian carpets of the 16th and 17th centuries that have recently been conserved by the Department of Textile Conservation.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017

    Fashioning Expo 67

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Exhibition

    Features over 60 outfits —hostess uniforms from various pavilions, clothing by Quebec designers— and products from every sector of the Canadian fashion industry. The different sections of the exhibition will also display drawings, photographs, archival film footage, documents, and videos of interviews that the Museum conducted with several designers from the era.
    McCord Museum

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    Through the Lens of the Beholder: The Fine Art of Dress

    Shippensburg, PA
    Exhibition

    Features clothing and accessories for men, women and children from the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes clothing of 20th-century designers Coco Chanel, Arnold Scaasi, and Jacques Fath.
    The Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home

    Williamsburg, VA
    Exhibition

    With their stunning designs and bright colors, the objects in this exhibit are a feast for the eyes. On view are over 75 objects including gowns, quilts, men’s waistcoats, curtains and bed furnishings that range in date from the late 17th century into the 19th century.
    DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2017
    Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017

    Misfits: Bodies, Dress and Sustainability

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Exhibition

    Contemporary fashion is based on an unregulated system where ready-made apparel is produced according to sizes arbitrarily determined by manufacturers. The size systems used in commercial garments are based on an amalgamation of dimensions obtained from different body measurements. The communication breakdown between posted garment sizes and people’s expectations affects how people buy, use and keep their clothing. This raises the question: how does the current fit of apparel impact clothing consumption, individual well-being and the environment? As part of a graduate course on "Material Culture and Curatorship," co-curators Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Josée Chartrand, Meg Furler, Yara Sayegh and Pat Siferd explore this question in the current exhibit.
    University of Alberta, Human Ecology Gallery

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    28
    Jan
    2018

    Our Hearts on Our Sleeves

    Richmond, VA
    Exhibition

    Examine Richmond’s longstanding infatuation with the arts as articulated through individual style and communal support of avant-garde fashion and fiber art. Like the murals that adorn the city’s buildings, textiles adorn citizen’s bodies uniting artistic expression with self-actualization, creativity with civic service, and traditional techniques with profound irreverence.
    The Valentine

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018

    Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

    Cleveland, OH
    Exhibition

    Anniversary exhibition showcases fifteen decades of fashion, inspiring Clevelanders and their wow—inducing style. Reconnect with the WRHS collection of show—stopping clothing and accessories made by Cleveland designers as well as international designers such as Dior, Blass, and Chanel. It takes bold people to pull off these looks. This exhibition presents the stories of Clevelanders who are immigrants, scholars, artists, philanthropists, and CEOs. From Ada Yerkes, who broke conventions to pursue a PhD in botany before 1900 to basketball legend LeBron James, they are inspiring and relatable.
    Western Reserve Historical Society

  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017
    Mon
    04
    Sep
    2017

    Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of In-Between

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    Examine the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. Features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, many with heads and wigs created and styled by Julien d'Ys.
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Tue
    30
    May
    2017
    Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    Force of Nature

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    The complex relationship between fashion and the natural world, how nature has historically influenced fashion, and how fashion can serve as an indicator of society’s relationship with the natural world is explored.
    The Museum at FIT

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017

    Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico

    Santa Fe, NM
    Exhibition

    Known as a folkloric art form that began among the Gypsy people of southern Spain, this exhibition traces Flamenco to its arrival in the U.S. and its rise as an international art form now enjoyed by millions. Objects on display include costumes both historic and contemporary, musical instruments, costume and set design sketches, playbills, sheet music, posters, and more.
    Museum of International Folk Art

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017

    Inside Her Clothes

    St. Paul, MN
    Exhibition

    This exhibition invites visitors to explore a side of garments not often shown to the public. Several dozen garments from the Museum's collection are displayed inside out or in other creative ways so that visitors can see them from a new perspective. This exhibit encourages visitors to think about how clothing is made and used, while at the same time celebrating the hard work and creativity of those who make clothing.
    Goldstein Museum of Design

  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    22
    Dec
    2017

    Fashion Philanthropy: The Linda and Steven Plochocki Collection

    Los Angeles, CA
    Exhibition

    Presents an extraordinary selection of garments and accessories acquired through the generous support of Linda and Steven Plochocki, long-time benefactors of the FIDM Museum.

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Spectacular Gems and Jewelry

    Washington, DC
    Exhibition

    For centuries, extraordinary gemstones have been the centerpieces of stunning jewelry made to adorn royalty, aristocracy, high society, and Hollywood stars. Over fifty pieces that once belonged to Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the greatest jewelry collectors of the twentieth century, will tell the story behind some of the remarkable stones and the jewelry into which they were transformed.
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    18
    Aug
    2017

    Place + Memory: Exhibition of Paintings on Silk by René Shoemaker

    Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
    Exhibition

    René Shoemaker, CSA member from Athens, GA, currently lives in Limousin, France. Shoemaker opened her exhibit of 15 new paintings on silk, inspired by the beauty, land-use patterns, and everyday details of the town of Felletin. Working with a local silkscreening co-operative, she included serigraphy on silk, highlighted with hand-painted designs. Felletin and Aubusson are the historic tapestry centers of France; using dye to paint the silk, Shoemaker has formed a bond with the artisans of this region.
    Felletin Town Hall

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017

    Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

    San Francisco, CA
    Exhibition

    Features approximately 40 Impressionist paintings and pastels, including key works by Degas—many never before exhibited in the U.S.—as well as those by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and 40 exquisite examples of period hats.
    Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Legion of Honor

  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017

    Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015

    Saint Louis, MO
    Exhibition

    Recipient of CSA's 2017 Richard Martin Exhibition Award,  the exhibition explores the history of men's fashionable dress from the eighteenth century to the present and re-examines the all-too-frequent equation of fashion with femininity. Traces cultural influences over the centuries, examines how elements of the uniform have profoundly shaped fashionable dress, and reveals how cinching and padding the body is not exclusive to women. Features over 150 looks, and celebrates a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear.
    Saint Louis Art Museum

  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017

    From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    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; and the second will feature costumes from plays derived from legends and myths.
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017

    Fashioning the Women of Weeksville

    Brooklyn, NY
    Exhibition

    Exhibition of garments and accessories from residence of Weeksville from the 1860s through the 1940s, as well as sketches, captivating photos, oral histories surround the topic of dress and style in Weeksville, and a short film: The Spirit Of Eve, created by one of the exhibition's curators Noel Corbin. Exhibit also includes recreated stage costumes from the 2016 play Freedman’s Torchlight.
    Weeksville Heritage Center

  • Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017

    2017 Costume Council’s Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards

    6:00 pm to 8:00 pmChicago, IL
    Award Ceremony

    The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum hosts the second annual Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards 2017 at The Gentlemen’s Cooperative, in the vibrant South Loop. Celebrate top Chicagoland men who live and love fashionably. In attendance will be celebrity guest judge, George Kotsiopoulos. The former co-host of E! Fashion Police will select recipients based on their overall sense of style. Our honorary guest will be Chicago’s premiere architect, Helmut Jahn, who has made a significant contribution to the costume collection of the Chicago History Museum. The evening includes cocktails, hors’ d’oeuvres, and awards presentation.
    For more information click here.

  • Wed
    30
    Aug
    2017

    Maine’s Silk Industry: Famous From Coast to Coast

    6:00 to 7:30 pmBrunswick, ME
    Lecture

    Jacqueline Field, dress and textile historian and former CSA Board member, will give an illustrated talk on Maine’s Haskell Silk Company and their high quality colorfast dress silks.  This talk is part of a series offered in conjunction with the exhibition Threads of History; Exploring Maine’s Textile Past, May 9 - September 1, 2017.
    Maine Fiber Arts

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017

    Fiber and Fashion: From Folk Art to Art to Wear and WR-CSA Annual Business Meeting

    9:00 am to 12:00 pmSan Diego
    Tour

    Private viewing of folk costume, textiles, and adornment at the Mingei International Museum led by Barbara Hanson-Forsyth, Collections Manager and Sarah Winston–Textile Collections Manager. In addition, a guided tour of the galleries to see current exhibits.  After lunch, there will be a visit to the large bright downtown studio of fiber artist, Anne Abendroth.
    Click here for further details and to register.

  • Thu
    12
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017

    Fashion And Media Conference

    Philadelphia, PA
    Symposium

    Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University will be hosting this conference is for both academics and practitioners.   The symposium aims to push the envelope of scholarship to gain new understandings about the visual expression of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing and textiles through all media types. From the historical to the contemporary - the technological to fine artistic expression, Fashion And Media aims to be international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities,  arts and social sciences.
    For more information click here.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017

    Fashion and Technology: CSA Midwest Region's Annual Symposium and Meeting

    Cincinnati, OH
    Symposium

    The symposium will be held at The Westin Hotel, Downtown Cincinnati and will include research presentations, original design showcase, silent auction, and other events, including: an opening reception at the Westin, with views of Cincinnati’s beautiful Fountain Square; tours at the Cincinnati Art Museum of the exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion and the museum’s costume storage; a cocktail reception and tours at the University of Cincinnati of the fashion design collection, Bonnie Cashin collection, theatre costume storage, and Rapid Prototyping Center; opportunities for self-exploration of Cincinnati’s great food, drink, and cultural offerings.
    For more information contact Cynthia Amnéus at cynthia.amneus@cincyart.org.