Presenting a stunning array of extravagant fashion jewelry, this exhibition celebrates craftsmanship and creativity spanning five decades. The exhibition features pieces by designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Miriam Haskell, and Yves Saint Laurent in an eye-popping display of necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings, many of them one of a kind.
From Club to Catwalk will explore the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s. It will feature the work of designers such as Betty Jackson, Timney Fowler, Wendy Dagworthy, Helen David for English Eccentrics, John Galliano and Rifat Ozbek, who became increasingly successful internationally.
A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk features approximately 100 ensembles, from 18th-century menswear styles associated with an emerging gay subculture to 21st-century high fashion. This is the first museum exhibition to explore in depth the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) individuals over the past 300 years.
Experience the beauty and allure of pearls which across centuries and cultures have long been associated with wealth, royalty and glamour. This autumn the V&A and the Qatar Museums Authority explore the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire through to present day.
Since its founding in Rome in 1884, Bulgari has become synonymous with innovation and luxury in jewelry design. The jeweler is famous for mixing semiprecious stones with diamonds, mounting ancient coins in gold jewelry, and creating easy-to-wear pieces made with unusual color combinations.
The Palais Galliera is honouring Azzedine Alaïa with its opening exhibition. This first Paris retrospective, presented in the Palais’s newly renovated galleries and in the Matisse Room at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, comprises a selection of seventy iconic models retracing a unique creative career.
The work of Erwin Blumenfeld (Berlin, 1897–Rome, 1969) illustrates the artistic career of one of the greatest fashion photographers of the 20th century and the socio-political context of the interwar era. A large part of the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume is devoted, notably, to the period when, first in Paris, then in New York, he took fashion and advertising photographs. Often minimalist, mainly in colour, these photographs testify to his ceaseless desire to experiment.
Imagine stepping into one of Paris’s top Haute Couture houses in the early 20th century: Alice Alleaume, chief saleswoman from 1912 to 1923 at Chéruit, 21 Place Vendôme, welcomes you and offers to fulfil your wildest dreams.
The Brooklyn Museum will be the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The critically acclaimed touring show, already seen by half a million people, spans the Paris-based designer’s 37-year career and includes iconic examples never before exhibited. The Brooklyn presentation will include new material not shown in the previous venues,…
This successful retrospective was launched at the Grand Palais in Paris last year and now returns to its spiritual home at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. Featuring more than 200 black-and-white and colour photographs from all of Newton’s major series, this comprehensive retrospective not only presents Newton’s iconographic images, but also many photographs that are now going on show in Berlin for the first time. HELMUT NEWTON: PARIS BERLIN Museum für Fotografie Jebensstraße 2 10623 Berlin Germany Date: October…
Gagosian Beverly Hills is pleased to announce “Avedon: Women,” an exhibition that spans six decades of Richard Avedon’s photography. This is the first solo exhibition of Avedon’s work in the Los Angeles area since 1976.
Ellen Von Unwerth exhibiting “Made In America” at The Fahey/Klein Gallery.
Spanning the gallery’s three consecutive locations on 19th Street in Chelsea (519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street), this exhibition features twenty-seven new large-scale paintings. Other highlights include the presentation of a new mirrored infinity room made especially for this exhibition and the United States debut of another infinity room, which was recently on view in Tokyo at the Mori Art Museum. Also exhibited is the artist’s video installation, entitled Manhattan Suicide Addict, that draws its title from her first…
129 celebrities photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for the book The Little Black Jacket Chanel’s Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. Exhibit.
The Design Museum takes you into the world of fashion designer Paul Smith, a world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty. Celebrating his career to date and exploring future developments, the exhibition references Paul Smith’s influences and fashion designs, charting the rise of this quintessentially English label which has become one of the leading fashion brands in the world.
Japanese designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto reshaped fashion in the early 1980s. The narrow silhouettes of Western couture gave way to flowing, sculpted forms. A reduced range of color emphasized cut and proportion. The voluminous spaces they created between body and fabric boldly redefined Japanese avant-garde fashion and forced people to reconsider the relationship between art, design and fashion.
This autumn, Somerset House, in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central Saint Martins, is proud to present Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!, a major fashion exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art.
Jewels by JAR at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will feature more than 300 works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last 35 years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. The exhibition will be the first retrospective of his work in America; the only other major exhibition of Rosenthal’s work was held in 2002 at Somerset House in London.
This November Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, under the chairmanship of Oscar de la Renta, will be the first American venue to present ALTA MODA, a series of photographic portraits by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino. Known primarily for his work in fashion magazines, Testino makes a bold departure with this series. Alta Moda—literally “high fashion” in Spanish—documents Peruvians in their vibrantly colored and ornately adorned traditional and festive dress from Cusco, one of the highest mountainous regions of Peru.
Fashion trends are constantly changing. A single shift in print, color, material, embellishment, or silhouette may quickly become a major new trend. Yet while the contemporary fashion press tirelessly reports the latest trend news, it offers scant insight into where trends originate. Utilizing 100 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, Trend-ology examines the diverse sources from which fashion trends have emerged over the past 250 years, including urban street style, art, music, film, and socio-political movements. The exhibition also highlights…
Perhaps because it has been eclipsed by its famous name and the sparkle of its diamonds, too little is known even now about the rich and complex history of this great house of jewellery. Yet Cartier has played a key role in the history of the decorative arts. Its creations – from the classicism of the “jeweller to kings” to the radical inventions of style moderne – offer a fascinating testament to the evolution of taste and social codes.
The leading American designer, humanitarian and the chairman of amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) is also the executive producer of a riveting new HBO documentary, The Battle of amfAR.
Diane von Furstenberg will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its iconic wrap dress in 2014, and will kick off the year with its “Journey of a Dress” exhibition in Los Angeles. The exhibit bears the same title as DVF retrospectives that traveled to Moscow in 2009 and China in 2011, but the designer is reimagining the show for this latest stateside presentation. It will be staged from Jan. 11 through March at the Wilshire May Company building next to the…