Events

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017

    Union-Made: Fashioning America in the 20th Century

    Ithaca, NY
    Exhibition

    A collaboration between the Kheel Center for Labor Management Documentation & Archives and the Cornell Costume & Textile Collection to celebrate 20th century fashion trends alongside the history of organized labor and union labeling efforts in North America. Features union-made garments, banners, accessories, ephemera, and multi-media to highlight the role unions played to improve working conditions and safety standards, wages, benefits, and promotion of the U.S. fashion industry.
    Costume and Textile Collection at Cornell University

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mon
    11
    Sep
    2017
    Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017

    Talking Textiles: Communicating Through Cloth

    Ames, IA
    Exhibition

    Exhibit focuses on textiles and how they communicate aspects of identity such as group membership, educational achievement, occupation, and ethnicity.
    Textiles and Clothing Museum at Iowa State University

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017
    Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017

    Mode Canada 150 – Then, Now, Next

    Toronto, Ontario
    Exhibition

    Fifty garments from the Fashion History Museum are currently on display as part of an exhibition  honoring Canada’s contribution to the world of fashion.
    Yorkville Village

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    29
    Oct
    2017

    Material Culture: Form, Function and Fashion

    Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pmRedding, CA
    Symposium

    This Costume Society of America Western Region Event will begin with a visit the exhibitions at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, where we will have a special viewing of their costume collection. This will be followed by a visit to the Redding Fashion Alliance.  If you want to read about one of the items in the Turtle Bay Exploration Park Museum collection see Heather (Vaughan) Lee's article in Dress (volume 42, Number 1, 2016).  On Sunday, under the direction of conservator, Elise Rousseau, we will hold an Angel's Project to better preserve their costume collection.  Bring the whole family for a weekend enjoying Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen, walking across stunning Sundial Bridge and on the trails along the Sacramento River, and the entire Turtle Bay Park. Registration will close October 20th.
    Register here.