The 1980s: an Age of ExcessExhibition
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
Past Is Present: Revival JewelryExhibition
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
Fri03Mar2017Sun27Aug2017New York, NY
Carpets for Kings: Six Masterpieces of Iranian WeavingExhibition
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
Fri17Mar2017Sun01Oct2017Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Fashioning Expo 67Exhibition
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.
Through the Lens of the Beholder: The Fine Art of DressExhibition
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
Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and HomeExhibition
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
Wed12Apr2017Wed13Sep2017Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Misfits: Bodies, Dress and SustainabilityExhibition
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
Our Hearts on Our SleevesExhibition
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.
Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold ClothesExhibition
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
Thu04May2017Mon04Sep2017New York, NY
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of In-BetweenExhibition
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
Tue30May2017Sat18Nov2017New York, NY
Force of NatureExhibition
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
Thu01Jun2017Sun10Sep2017Santa Fe, NM
Flamenco: From Spain to New MexicoExhibition
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
Sat03Jun2017Sun03Sep2017St. Paul, MN
Inside Her ClothesExhibition
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
Tue06Jun2017Fri22Dec2017Los Angeles, CA
Fashion Philanthropy: The Linda and Steven Plochocki CollectionExhibition
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.
Spectacular Gems and JewelryExhibition
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
Place + Memory: Exhibition of Paintings on Silk by René ShoemakerExhibition
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
Sat24Jun2017Sun24Sep2017San Francisco, CA
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery TradeExhibition
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
Sun25Jun2017Sun17Sep2017Saint Louis, MO
Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015Exhibition
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
Sun25Jun2017Mon09Oct2017New York, NY
From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th CenturiesExhibition
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
Fashioning the Women of WeeksvilleExhibition
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
Tue22Aug20176:00 pm to 8:00 pmChicago, IL
2017 Costume Council’s Chicago Men’s Fashion AwardsAward 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.
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Wed30Aug20176:00 to 7:30 pmBrunswick, ME
Maine’s Silk Industry: Famous From Coast to CoastLecture
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
Sat16Sep20179:00 am to 12:00 pmSan Diego
Fiber and Fashion: From Folk Art to Art to Wear and WR-CSA Annual Business MeetingTour
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.
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Fashion And Media ConferenceSymposium
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.
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Fashion and Technology: CSA Midwest Region's Annual Symposium and MeetingSymposium
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 email@example.com.