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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.

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.

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.

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.

Mario Testino: In Your Face

August 29 - October 12
From August 29, 2014, MAB-FAAP (Brazilian Arts Museum), in São Paulo, presents the works by one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers: Mario Testino. The exhibit In Your Face – first shown at Boston’s Fine Arts Museum in 2012 and at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) in 2014 — is an intimate and provocative angle of Testino’s many viewpoints. It displays a large portion of his most daring and bold photographs, providing the viewer…

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.

Warhol & Halston: Silver & Suede

September 18, 2014 - January 18, 2015
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…

DUMBO Arts Festival

September 26 - 28
Each year the Dumbo Arts Festival seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

Capsule Show – Paris Women’s

September 26 - 28
(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.

Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis: Teri Agins

October 9 @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Famed fashion journalist Teri Agins’ hot new book, Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers is a must-read for every fashionista. Don’t miss the chance to hear Agins in person as she talks with Fern Mallis about her exposé of fast fashion, celeb designers, and where the glitter and stardust that’s transforming the industry is likely to take us next.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

October 17, 2014 - February 8, 2015
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.

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

October 21, 2014 - February 1, 2015
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…

Decoded Fashion [Milan]

October 22
Decoded Fashion, the first global summit connecting Fashion + New Technologies arrives in Italy this October. The event will connect the leading companies within fashion and retail with the best of new technologies proposed by young startups and large companies from around the world. Decoded Fashion encourages the development of relationships between entrepreneurs, fashion designers, retailers and media professionals. It introduces new ideas in technology through a competition for startups, “The Fashion Pitch”.

Apparel & Retail CEO Summit

October 27 - 28
A combination of wisdom, innovation, and risk-taking is required to succeed in today’s retail and apparel landscape. The 2014 WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit’s theme of R|Evolution explores how, more than ever, these skills are crucial in today’s dynamic environment to ignite change and transformation. On October 27-28, R|Evolution will consider this magnitude of change—and the speed at which executives must innovate to stay competitive and relevant to consumers.

Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Life Weekends (NYC)

November 8 - 9
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…

Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century

November 16, 2014 - March 15, 2015
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.

Guy Bourdin: Image-Maker

November 27, 2014 - March 15, 2015
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.

Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Life Weekend (Miami)

December 6 - 7
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…

Paris Fashion Week: Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015

January 25, 2015 - January 30, 2015

Dries Van Noten: Inspirations

February 13, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Dries Van Noten will have another exhibition at MoMu – ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen starting February 2015
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