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
    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

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017

    Irving Penn: Centennial

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    The exhibition follows the 2015 announcement of the landmark promised gift from The Irving Penn Foundation to The Met of more than 150 photographs by Penn, representing every period of the artist's dynamic career with the camera.
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.