Events

  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017

    Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    Artists and designers often look to the past to find inspiration for their own work. This exhibition compares foliate patterns and roundels that are found on textiles from the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic periods in Egypt to similar motifs in postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte and on garments designed by Mariano Fortuny.
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    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

  • Mon
    31
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

    Los Angeles, CA
    Exhibition

    The exhibition concentrates on Chagall’s four productions for the stage—the ballets Aleko, The Firebird, Daphnis and Chloé and The Magic Flute. Features the artist’s vibrant costumes and set designs—some of which have never been exhibited since they appeared on stage—and also presents a selection of iconic paintings depicting musicians and lyrical scenes, numerous works on paper, and documentary footage of original performances.
    LACMA

  • Tue
    01
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017

    The Artistry of Pete Menefee, Costume Design for the Nevada Stage

    Las Vegas, NV
    Exhibition

    Emmy Award-winning costume designer Menefee is famed for his inimitable work with musical superstars, variety productions and Nevada’s costume-spectacular stage shows. Karan Feder, curator and Western Region member, interprets the significance of his work through photographs, stage costumes and the designer’s original costume renderings for Hello Hollywood Hello, Jubilee, and Splash.
    Nevada State Museum

  • Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017
    Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017

    The 11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition

    Los Angeles, CA
    Exhibition

    The Art of Television Costume Design celebrates the new "Golden Age" of TV programming. This annual exhibition includes a variety of Emmy Award-nominated shows exploring themes of digital research, fandoms, re-launches, and the fast-paced work environment on set. Audience favorites such as The Crown, This is Us, Big Little Lies, and The Handmaid’s Tale will be displayed, as will other exciting designs from multiple network, streaming, and cable productions of 2016-2017.
    FIDM Museum & Galleries

  • Fri
    01
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017

    Hats About the House:Victorian Bonnets, Top Hats, 1950s Fascinators, and More

    Portland, ME
    Exhibition

    Selections from Maine Historical Society Historic Costume Collection, in the Wadsworth Longfellow House.
    Exhibition Information

  • Mon
    18
    Sep
    2017
    Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017

    Exploring Fashion Culture

    2:00 pm to 3:15 pmNew York, NY
    Lecture

    September 18; October 2 & 16, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. at Roundtable Cultural Seminars (New York, NY) Colleen Hill, Curator of Costume and Accessories at The Museum at FIT, will moderate this 3-session seminar on fashion culture. Session 1: Fashion Icons (From Marie Antoinette to Kate Middleton); Session 2: Great Designers (Beginning with the first couturier, Charles Frederick Worth); Session 3: The Evolution of Fashion (Focusing on changes in style from the mid-18th century to the present). Cost $250 for all 3 sessions.

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017

    Hats and Headwear: The Fashionable, the Functional and the Frivolous

    6:00 pmPortland, ME
    Lecture

    Visit the new “Hats about the House”  installation, selections from the Maine Historical Society Historic Costume Collection, in the Wadsworth Longfellow House, and join us for a talk  on hats fashion and social custom, “Hats and Headwear: The Fashionable, the Functional and the Frivolous” by installation curator, textile and dress historian and author Jacqueline Field.
    More information

  • 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.