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
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
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
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
Fashion and TechnologyExhibition
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
Mon31Jul2017Sun07Jan2018Los Angeles, CA
Chagall: Fantasies for the StageExhibition
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.
Tue01Aug2017Sun31Dec2017Las Vegas, NV
The Artistry of Pete Menefee, Costume Design for the Nevada StageExhibition
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
A Tribute to James GalanosExhibition
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
Sportswear to Athleisure: The Creation of Comfortable ClothingExhibition
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
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
Fri15Sep2017Sat06Jan2018New York, NY
Expedition: Fashion from the ExtremeExhibition
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
Sat23Sep2017Sun07Jan2018St. Paul, MN
Jack Lenor Larsen at 90: Transformations By A Textile InnovatorExhibition
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
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920sExhibition
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
The Joan Crawford EffectExhibition
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
Iris van Herpen: Transforming FashionExhibition
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
Eye of the Beholder: Fashion and Transforming Ideals of BeautyExhibition
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
Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and ScreenExhibition
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
Material Culture: Form, Function, and Fashion
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
Sat09Dec201712:30 pm to 4:00 pmIrvine, CA
Luncheon and Lecture: Thierry Mugler: Alien to AngelLecture
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