Events

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wed
    16
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    18
    Feb
    2018

    Annet Couwenberg: From Digital to Damask

    Baltimore, MD
    Exhibition

    This intimate exhibition of approximately 11 works by Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg reveals the intersection of science, art, technology, and history that makes textiles such a fascinating art form.
    Baltimore Museum of Art

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018

    Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New Look

    Kent, OH
    Exhibition

    Showcases a variety of different looks that typified the whole span of the 1940s including uniforms, suits, underwear, outerwear, swimwear, and glamorous evening dresses.
    Kent State University Museum

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Mon
    19
    Feb
    2018

    Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses

    Indianapolis, IN
    Exhibition

    Explore how Abraham Lincoln’s life and political career are reflected in unexpected ways through the popular medium of quilts.
    Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

  • Mon
    01
    Jan
    2018
    Sun
    25
    Feb
    2018

    Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

    London, England
    Exhibition

    Told through the lens of seven premieres in seven European cities, this immersive exhibition takes you on a journey through nearly 400 years, culminating in the international explosion of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    The Victoria and Albert Museum

     

  • Mon
    01
    Jan
    2018
    Sun
    01
    Apr
    2018

    Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip

    New York City, New York
    Exhibition

    Features more than 70 garments that trace the dramatic transformation in clothing between 1960 and 1973, not only in length and silhouette, but also in materials and methods of textile manufacture.

    Museum of the City of New York.

  • Mon
    01
    Jan
    2018
    Tue
    01
    Jan
    2019

    Dress of the Year 2017

    Bath, England
    Exhibition

    Dress of the Year 2017 is an ensemble from Dior’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection. It showcases the white cotton ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ print T-shirt, worn with a black wool jacket and black tulle skirt with black knitted underwear.

    Bath Fashion Museum

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018

    A Century of Red River Coats

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pmMontreal, Canada
    Lecture

    Cynthia Cooper, Costume and Textiles Curator at the McCord Museum, will discuss Red River coats also called Capuchin coats from their fur trade origins to their decline in popularity over a century later.
    McCord Museum

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    "African-Print Textiles in Ghana: 'Popular' Fashion Cosmopolitan Style"

    10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.San Francisco, California
    Lecture

    This presentation will explore the ways in which historical and contemporary developments in African-print production, consumption, and style have been shaped and expressed in one of African-print fashion’s earliest and most enduring contexts, the ‘popular’ fashion system of southern Ghana.

    Textile Arts Council

  • "Cosmopolitan Arabia: Exploring Cross-Cultural Encounters through Dress and Adornment"

    1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.San Francisco, California
    Lecture

    Through rare examples of traditional dress and adornment, this lecture by Alex Aubry will explore centuries of cross-cultural encounters in the Arabian Peninsula.

    Koret Auditorium

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Fashion and Physique

    New York City, New York
    Symposium

    The Museum at FIT is hosting this symposium in order to foster a dialogue about how the fashion industry has contributed to the marginalization of certain body types, and to shed new light on the work of designers, models, and activists who challenge what constitutes the "ideal" fashion body.

    The Museum at FIT

  • Mon
    06
    Aug
    2018
    Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018

    Fashion History Crash Course in Paris

    Paris, France
    Short Course

    Join Dr. Anne Bissonnette (Associate Professor, University of Alberta) in Paris, France, for a 6-day course is an immersion into the world of global textiles and apparel and the cultures from which they emerged.

    Register Here.