Fashion Exhibitions

Yamamoto exhibition, Gallery 38 at V&A

Yamamoto exhibition, Gallery 28 at V&A.

Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
March 12 – July 10, 2011

The Victoria & Albert Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the work of Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. The exhibition is centered around a site-specific installation centered around Gallery 38 with small displays throughout the V&A. Additionally, Yamamoto’s menswear collections will be on display for the first time. Each space can be considered on its own and within the larger narrative of the exhibition. The legendary graphic designer, Peter Saville, is the Art Director for the exhibition.

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Models wearing Dior in Moscow, circa 1959. | Photo by Courtesy Photo

Dior models, Moscow, c. 1959 | Photo by Courtesy Photo

“Inspiration Dior”

Pushkin Museum of Fine Art
April 28 through July 24

The showcase features about 120 couture dresses, 60 artworks including paintings from the Pushkin’s collection and on loan from museums and private collections.

Highlights include: 1955 Richard Avedon photo “Dovima With Elephants,” and a white New Look dress by the house founder.
The exhibition covers everything from Dior, including perfumes, leather goods, fine jewelry and watches.

Fashion historian Florence Muller curated the fashions, organized by broad themes while Russia figures in the mix, from graphic, geometric dresses juxtaposed with Kazimir Malevich paintings to fashion photos of models in Red Square.

Jacques Ranc curated an array of artworks: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Gustav Klimt, Vincent van Gogh and Edouard Manet through to Jeff Koons, Maurizio Cattelan and Vanessa Beecroft. Dior also commissioned Russian contemporary artist Olga Kisseleva to create a large-scale piece especially for the exhibition.

A 320-page catalogue is to be published.



Neue Galerie
New York, NY

February 24-June 27, 2011

Gustav Klimt, "Vienna Portrait of Baroness Elisabeth Bachofen-Echt",  ca. 1914 | Private Collection

Gustav Klimt, "Vienna Portrait of Baroness Elisabeth Bachofen-Echt", ca. 1914 | Private Collection

In spring 2011, the Neue Galerie will present an exhibition entitled Vienna 1900: Style and Identity. The show will be curated by Christian Witt-Dörring and Jill Lloyd. It aims to reveal a common thread running through the fine and decorative arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna: the redefinition of individual identity in the modern age.

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Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
New York, NY

March 18, 2011, to June 5, 2011

Color Moves: Sonia Delaunay exhibition at Cooper Hewitt

Color Moves: Sonia Delaunay exhibition at Cooper Hewitt

Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay’s work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous contrasts of certain colors.

This exhibition will focus on fashion designs from her own Atelier Simultané in Paris during the 1920s, as well as textiles designed for the Metz & Co. department store in Amsterdam in the 1930s.

On view will be examples of designs, textiles, garments and photographs from the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, the Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes in Mulhouse, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and private collections around Europe and the United States.

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Current fashion exhibitions at the Museum at FIT, NYC

Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes
Gallery FIT
March 9 – April 3, 2010

Night & Day
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
December 3, 2009 – May 11, 2010

American Beauty
Special Exhibitions Gallery
November 6, 2009 – April 10, 2010


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