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 / Lectures

Patricia Mears: Constructing Classicism in Fashion

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album.php?aid=285203&id=7640348500 Check out photos from costume historian Patricia Mears’ lecture on fashion in the past exhibition Chaos & Classicism. Mears discussed clothing innovations that defined fashion in the 1930s and how they continue to influence modern dress and couture today. To learn more, visit the Chaos & Classicism online exhibition: http://ow.ly/3M02V By: Solomon R. Guggenheim … 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

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Application Due Date January 15, 2011 Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2011-12. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, … 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

Exhibitions

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity Exhibition

Costume Institute The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Exhibition

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Fashion & Textile History Gallery May 26 – November 13, 2010 The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green … Continue reading