Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th…
“I want my clothes to make you smile”—that was the goal of late African American designer Patrick Kelly in creating his bold, bright, and joyful creations. Kelly achieved this on the streets, nightclubs, and runways of New York, Paris, and beyond in the heady, inventive, and often-subversive urban milieu of the 1980s. Runway of Love is an expansive retrospective showcasing some eighty ensembles that were recently presented to the Museum as a promised gift by Kelly’s business and life partner,…
This exhibition will trace the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang offering a panorama of fashion over the last two centuries.
This autumn the V&A will present the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th century’s master photographers. In a career that spanned six decades, Horst photographed the exquisite creations of couturiers such as Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet in 1930s Paris, and helped to launch the careers of many models. In New York a decade later, he experimented with early colour techniques and his meticulously composed, artfully lit images leapt from the magazine page.
Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.
The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent will present an exhibition of photographs by Hedi Slimane entitled “Sonic” from September 2014. Studio portraits will be taken from 15 years of musical archives, amongst which are black and white prints exhibited for the first time, including portrayals of heroic rock figures, from Lou Reed to Brian Wilson, from Amy Winehouse to Keith Richards.
Warhol & Halston: Silver & Suede explores the creativity and friendship between two of the most iconic figures of contemporary American fashion and art. Organized by the Warhol Museum in Pittsburg in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Center, Warhol & Halston will consist of original paintings, works on paper, clothes and ephemera by the two men. Many of the Warhol works in the exhibition were donated to the Art Center by Des Moines native Roy Halston Frowick (1932-1990), and…
The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier will be celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this groundbreaking French couturier. The National Gallery of Victoria will be the only Australian venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which will feature more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances.
The Costume Institute’s first fall exhibition in seven years, will be on view in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014 through February 1, 2015. The exhibition will explore the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, will reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they…
The World of Tim Burton has been touring major museums since its exhibition at New York’s MoMA and now resides at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Japan.
Gagosian New York is pleased to announce “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow,” a major exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Takashi Murakami.
The exhibition traces the life of French model, Bettina Graziani through images from Erwin Blumenfeld, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Henry Clarke, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Georgess Dambier, Robert Doisneau, Nat ‘d Farbman, Horst P.Horst, Arik Nepo, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Willy Rizzo, Emile Savitry, Seeberger Brothers and Maurice Zalewski.
Pierre Cardin will inaugurate his new museum – Past, Present, Future – on Thursday the 13th of November 2014 at Le Marais, 5 rue St-Merri. Over 200 models Haute-Couture will be presented, from his first collection in 1953, showing coats and faultlessly tailored suits mixing inventiveness and sense of the detail, to the bubble dress, but also accessories, jewelry, and design.
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be the sole venue worldwide for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, November 16, 2014–March 15, 2015. Featuring an assortment of jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975, the exhibition highlights Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing the brand’s evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxury accessories.
Pradasphere, a special exhibition exploring the universe of Prada, will be unveiled on November 18 in Hong Kong, situated on the top of Central Ferry Pier 4, Central, with dramatic views across the harbour to Kowloon. Debuted in London in May 2014, the exhibition traces Prada’s multivalent references, obsessions, and methodologies. Housed in custom-built structure covering the entire roof of the pier, Pradasphere includes over sixty complete looks drawn from three decades of collections; scores of exquisite shoes, bags and…
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show will chart Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works will exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.
The Esprit Dior exhibition is a journey into the extraordinary universe of Christian Dior: his designs, inspired by his everlasting fascination with Japanese culture, his strong relations with the most famous artists of his time, his unique talent for offering sublime and inimitable silhouettes with each new collection, his love of great balls, his unique sense of how to bring hapiness to women.
Leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are displayed in the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s magazine and the biggest-selling monthly magazine on U.S. newsstands, today announced that it will partner with William Morris Endeavor (WME) to produce the first-ever Fun Fearless Life Weekends in two cities, New York (November 8-9) and Miami (December 6-7). The two-day events will feature dynamic presentations by actresses Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz and Lea Michele; model Chrissy Teigen; motivation guru Jillian Michaels; Spanx founder Sara Blakely; Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso; LearnVest CEO Alexa von…
(capsule) is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end contemporary brands, directional independent designers and super premium street wear labels. Presenting a highly-edited assemblage of collections from around the world, (capsule) reflects the look of the new consumer and presents a fresh approach to the fashion tradeshow.
With its ‘tradeshow for selected brands’, BREAD & butter GmbH & Co. KG realizes the concept of an innovative trade fair event for contemporary clothing culture.
Liberty Fairs, the new brainchild of Sam Ben-Avraham ushers in a new era in fashion trade events. Its unparalleled commitment to community, service, education and innovation results in a 360-degree commerce-centric platform that propels the industry forward. It showcases the world’s best brands and attracts the best buyers with a focus on curation, exploration, education and brand storytelling.