Exhibitions

FIT EXHIBITION: His and Hers

November 30, 2010 – May 10, 2011 His & Hers explores the relationship between gender and fashion over the past 250 years. Clothing can act as an immediate signifier of gender – however, while making distinctions between “masculine” and “feminine” styles of clothing may seem natural, gendering is not a biological phenomenon. While much of … Continue reading

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Exhibitions

Sneak Peek: The Costume Institute’s McQueen Exhibit

For original Thread|New York link, click here: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/threadny/THREAD-Sneak-Peek-The-Costume-Institutes-McQueen-Exhibit-116722469.html Yesterday in London, Anna Wintour and Samantha Cameron spoke at the Ritz—the site of McQueen’s first post-grad presentation—to unveil preview images of the Costume Institute’s forthcoming exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.” Undoubtedly the most anticipated fashion event of the year, the exhibit and accompanying Met Gala festivities … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty May 4, 2011–July 31, 2011 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, … Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

The Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The Wolfsonian’s fellowship program is intended to support research on the museum’s collection, generally for periods of three to four weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and … Continue reading

Exhibitions

American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection Exhibition

Brooklyn Museum American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection May 7–August 1, 2010 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its … Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award: Fashion for the High Street

Closing Date: Monday 26th May 2010 Background Applications are invited for this AHRC-funded three year collaborative doctoral award, entitled ‘Fashion for the High Street. The design and making of menswear in Leeds 1945-1980’, tenable in the School of History at the University of Leeds, in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries. This project will investigate … Continue reading

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In the Mood: 1940s

http://www.phxart.org/exhibition/exhibitioninthemood.php Ellman Fashion Design Gallery April 3, 2010 – August 15, 2010 Strong-shouldered suits with hats and gloves, and slinky, draped gowns recall the glamour of 1940s fashion. Wartime rationing created restrictions on the amount of material which could be used in a garment, and fostered an atmosphere of patriotic ingenuity and understatement. Women were … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Exhibition: Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine

Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine Nov 17 through Apr 18 (ENDS TODAY) Exploring New York City from the mid-1940s until the early 1960s, the exhibition Only in New York: Photographs from LOOK Magazine accompanies the publication of the first-ever book devoted to the museum’s extraordinary LOOK photography collection. To LOOK’s editors and … Continue reading