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.
Find out more about the exhibition, go to http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/yohji-yamamoto/
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.
VIENNA 1900: STYLE AND IDENTITY
New York, NY
February 24-June 27, 2011
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.
For more information, go to: http://www.neuegalerie.org/exhibitions/vienna-1900
Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
New York, NY
March 18, 2011, to June 5, 2011
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.
Current fashion exhibitions at the Museum at FIT, NYC
Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes
March 9 – April 3, 2010
Night & Day
Fashion & Textile History Gallery
December 3, 2009 – May 11, 2010
Special Exhibitions Gallery
November 6, 2009 – April 10, 2010