Events

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
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    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
    01
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Dec
    2017

    Fashion and Technology

    Cincinnati, OH
    Exhibition

    Focusing on three areas—textile dyes, printing processes, and lacework—Fashion and Technology explores the impact of innovations in textile production on fashion in the nineteenth century. Coinciding with the fall/winter 2017 exhibition Transforming Fashion: Iris van Herpen, this installation examines historical transformative changes in textile manufacturing just as Van Herpen creates garments using twenty-first century cutting-edge technology.
    Cincinnati Art Museum

  • 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

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    A Tribute to James Galanos

    Phoenix, AZ
    Exhibition

    A retrospective dedicated to the iconic American fashion designer. Featuring more than 40 couture-quality, ready-to-wear ensembles and accessories, including an ensemble worn and donated by former First Lady Nancy Reagan, the exhibition will illuminate the designer’s influence and legacy with objects from the 1950s through the 1990s.
    Phoenix Art Museum

  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017
    Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017

    Sportswear to Athleisure: The Creation of Comfortable Clothing

    Denton, TX
    Exhibition

    Explores the history of comfortable clothing. Features contemporary pieces from designers such as acclaimed Italian designer Riccardo Tisci. An ensemble from his 2016 collaboration with NikeLab paired his high-fashion sensibilities with the activewear brand’s innovative performance fabrics, incorporating creativity from two radically different perspectives.
    Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017

    Wearing 1967

    Columbia, MO
    Exhibition

    Explore how fashions of 1967, the University Collection’s founding year, held meaningful roles in the year’s dynamic history of events, including civil rights movements, war protests, a ‘Summer of Love,’ and the global space race, and the influence of musicians such as the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, and more.
    Historic Costume and Textile Collection at the University of Missouri

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018

    Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

    New York, NY
    Exhibition

    First large-scale exhibition of high fashion influenced by clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on the planet—and off of it. On view are approximately 70 ensembles and accessories from the Museum's permanent collection, as well as a selection of objects borrowed from leading museums and private collections.
    The Museum at FIT

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Jack Lenor Larsen at 90: Transformations By A Textile Innovator

    St. Paul, MN
    Exhibition

    Celebrate Jack Larsen’s 90th birthday through his many innovations, as the textiles on exhibit are informed by Larsen’s mastery of craft techniques, technological innovation, and inspiration from global design traditions. Approximately 65-70 textiles will be augmented with didactic text, guided tours, and public lectures.
    Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota

  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018

    The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

    Cleveland, OH
    Exhibition

    First major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in art and design during the dynamic years of the 1920s and early 1930s.
    The Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    17
    Dec
    2017

    The Joan Crawford Effect

    Columbia, MO
    Exhibition

    This exhibition looks at the manufacture of glamour showcasing by-products and inspirations for the collaboration between Academy Award-winning Hollywood star, Joan Crawford (1904-1977) and costume designer, Adrian (1903-1959). Suits and evening gowns from the permanent collections—including a '30s Letty Lynton-inspired gown—will be on exhibit. Includes never-before-exhibited archives related to Crawford’s experience as a fledgling student at Stephens College in the 1920s.
    The Costume Museum and Research Library at Stephens College

  • Fri
    13
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

    Cincinnati, OH
    Exhibition

    Working with materials as diverse as metal umbrella ribs, industrial yarns, woven metal, leather strips, and transparent acrylic, Iris van Herpen is one of the most visionary fashion designers of the twenty-first century. Credited with introducing 3-D printing to fashion, she seamlessly blends hi-tech processes with traditional handwork, creating imaginative sculptural garments. The subject of international acclaim, van Herpen often collaborates with architects, engineers, and other artists, expanding her vision and the possibilities for creative design.
    Cincinnati Art Museum

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    Eye of the Beholder: Fashion and Transforming Ideals of Beauty

    Bloomington, IN
    Exhibition

    Ideals of beauty and body shape are varied and often unattainable. Dictated by "fashion gatekeepers'", the stylish female form cycles between a Classical column, a floating hourglass, and bustled volume at the rear of the skirt. These three iconic silhouettes are illustrated by thirty women's ensembles selected from the Sage Collection, demonstrating ideals of beauty and body shape from 1775 to the present.
    The Indiana University Center for Art + Design

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    14
    Jan
    2018

    Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

    Greenville, SC
    Exhibition

    Exhibition of Hepburn’s private collection features over 35 free-standing costumes worn in 21 films and 6 stage productions spanning Hepburn’s illustrious career.
    The Upcountry History Museum

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    07
    Jan
    2018

    Material Culture: Form, Function, and Fashion

    Redding, CA

    From everyday things like your backpack or your bath towel to specialty items such as parachutes or fiberglass, textiles are everywhere. This touchy-feely exhibition goes back into pre-history; takes a journey down the Silk Road; examines the roots of the Industrial Revolution; looks at the concept of fashion; and takes a peek at the future of fabric.
    Turtle Bay Exploration Park

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017

    Luncheon and Lecture: Thierry Mugler: Alien to Angel

    12:30 pm to 4:00 pmIrvine, CA
    Lecture

    Speakers include Joanna Abijaoude (FIDM Museum Associate), Kimberly Truhler (Film + Fashion Historian, GlamAmor), and Christina Johnson (Associate Curator, FIDM Museum). Tickets $95.
    FIDM Museum Fashion Council