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Costumes of Downtown Abbey

March 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
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…

Dries Van Noten

March 1 - November 2
The fashion designer has been invited to illuminate his world and creative vision through use of his collections and those of the museum. As a first step in this process, 19th Century prints selected from the Museum’s archives by Dries Van Noten have been replicated and applied to garments of his collection for Men for his spring/summer 2014, unveiled on June 27th 2013 during the Paris Collections.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

April 9 - August 17
In the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, we invite you to explore Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion world. With his avant-garde fashion creations and cutting-edge designs, Gaultier has shaped the look of fashion over the last 35 years. His reputation for witty and daring designs and a ceaseless interest in society, identity and a beauty borne of difference has earned him a place in fashion history.

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love

April 27 - November 30
“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,…

Wedding Dresses: 1775-2014

May 3, 2014 - March 15, 2015
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.

Charles James: Beyond Fashion

May 8 - August 10
The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute will examine the career of the legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978). Charles James: Beyond Fashion will explore James’s design process, focusing on his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. Approximately one hundred of James’s most notable designs will be presented in two locations—The New Costume Institute as well as special exhibition galleries on the…

David Bowie

May 20 - August 10
From 20 May to 10 August 2014, the international exhibition curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London is shown at the Martin-Gropius-Bau. The exhibition honours Bowie’s progressive approach through an immersive audio-visual design which fuses image and sound into a unique experience. David Bowie explores the many-sidedness of the musical innovator and cultural icon. More than 300 objects show how Bowie’s works influenced and were influenced by movements in art, design, film, theatre and contemporary culture.

Exposed: A History of Lingerie

June 3 - November 15
Exposed: A History of Lingerie traces developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present. There are two types of lingerie, hard and soft. Hard lingerie includes corsets, bustles, and structured bras, while soft lingerie consists of unstructured garments, such as slips, nightgowns, and panties. As the relationship between dress and the body has been redefined over time, so too have the function and appearance of lingerie.

Return of the Rudeboy

June 13 - August 25
This summer, Somerset House is proud to present Return of the Rudeboy, an original exhibition created and curated by prolific photographer and filmmaker for music’s most wanted Dean Chalkley and fashion-industry favourite creative director Harris Elliott, which showcases a sartorial subculture through a series of portraits, installations and set pieces. Over the course of the past year the duo has photographed over 60 sharply dressed individuals from across the UK, all of whom embody the essence of what it is…

DETROIT – BRUCE WEBER

June 20 - September 7
In June of 2006, preeminent photographer Bruce Weber travelled to Detroit for the first time while on assignment for W, a monthly fashion magazine. The idea was to photograph a well-known model—in this case Kate Moss—as a starting point for a much broader exploration of an unfamiliar place, its culture, and, most importantly, its people. While many photographers at that time were recording the vulnerability of Detroit, Weber was completely taken with the vitality of the city and its citizens.…

Fashion In France, 1947-1957

July 12 - November 16
Drawn from the Palais Galliera collection and sporting the labels of the most famous couturiers as well as others now forgotten (Jean Dessès, Madeleine Vramant, Lola Prusac), the remarkable pieces making up this exhibition – some 100 models and accessories – retrace the evolution of the female form through the decade 1947–1957: from the birth of the New Look to the death of Christian Dior and the advent of Yves Saint Laurent.

ENK Intermezzo Collections / Accessorie Circuit

August 3 - 5
The perfect opportunity between the major women’s fashion markets for retailers to replenish all classifications of their ready-to-wear inventory — contemporary, denim, bridge and evening. It’s held concurrently with Accessorie Circuit during the NYC Markets – January (Spring/Summer), May (Fall/Winter), and August (Holiday/Resort).

Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governor’s Island

August 16 - 17
Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invites you to join us on this hidden gem just off the southeastern tip of Manhattan, nestled in the heart of majestic New York Harbor. Under a shady grove of centuries-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, a sprawling green surrounded by historic officers’ quarters and 18th century naval ramparts becomes the setting for a true Gatsby affair. Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, this event has been featured and…

Capsule Show – Las Vegas Men’s & Women’s

August 18 - 20
(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.

PROJECT Las Vegas

August 18 - 20
Held bi-annually in New York and Las Vegas, PROJECT is the world’s preeminent contemporary fashion trade event. PROJECT features the most directional brands and attracts the most influential retailers in the global marketplace; uniting them in a dynamic and community-focused atmosphere designed to drive commerce, creativity and connectivity 365 days a year

Liberty Fair (Las Vegas)

August 18 - 20
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.

ENK Vegas

August 18 - 20
The exclusive women’s only fashion event, exhibiting women’s Advanced Contemporary Collections, Denim, & Accessories. ENKVegas is the destination for discovering both established brands as well as new brands in the marketplace all in one location.

Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show

September 2 - 7
The Brimfield shows operate three times a year during May, July and September and are open for a six day period begining on a Tuesday and ending on a Sunday. Some operators open all days while others choose to open for just a few days during this period. The show schedule will provide you with this information. Please note that the weeks change from year to year so verify the dates on our home page before booking any travel arrangements.

Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Bill Cunningham

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The industry’s most beloved and respected fashion photographer and historian, Bill Cunningham’s street fashion photographs have been running in The New York Times for over 35 years—“a whole visual history” of New York in recent decades, as Oscar de la Renta said. Cunningham is friendly and familiar with many of the city’s elite, but rarely gives interviews. Kick off the new season of Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis with a New York fashion legend

Horst: Photographer of Style

September 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015
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: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

September 10, 2014 - February 15, 2015
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.
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