Fashion & Beauty

The Art of Fashion: Must-See Exhibits This Season

Now that we’ve equipped you from head to toe with the proper fall attire—the Fall Boot, the Fall Coat, and the Red Shoe—and added to your Fall Fashion Book List, it’s time to venture outdoors all geared up and ready to investigate the incredible lineup of must-see exhibits for the season. By “outdoors,” of course we mean New York City, Boston, London, Madrid, and Paris.

 5421e3693a0067ca0dbf83bb_mourning-ensemble-metropolitan-museum-art-new-york“Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, NY

This Costume Institute exhibition explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century. The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915, primarily fromthe Costume Institute’s collection, including mourning gowns worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra. The calendar of bereavement’s evolution and cultural implications is illuminated through women’s clothing and accessories, showing the progression of appropriate fabrics from mourning crape to corded silks, and the later introduction of color with shades of gray and mauve. Through February 1, 2015.

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 Women Power and Fashion“Women Fashion Power”

The Design Museum | London, UK

 “Women Fashion Power” offers an unprecedented look at how princesses, models, CEOs, Dames, and designers have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world. Each of the contemporary women featured in the exhibition is contributing an outfit for display as well as sharing her personal style philosophy. Through April 26, 2015.

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 . holly-golightly1“Hubert Givenchy”

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza | Madrid, Spain

This exhibition, the first major retrospective to be devoted to Hubert de Givenchy and the museum’s first incursion into the world of fashion, will present a selection of the finest creations by the French fashion designer. Curated by Hubert de Givenchy himself, it will thus offer a unique focus on his collections over the past half century, from the founding of Maison Givenchy in Paris in 1952 to his retirement in 1996.  On display will be dresses that he designed for some of the 20th century’s most iconic personalities, including his muse and friend Audrey Hepburn (whom he dressed for films such as Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany’s). Through January 18, 2015.
 . © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.  . . sc303902_4x3Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen

Museum of Fine Arts|Boston, MA

“Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen” presents designer gowns and exquisite jewelry from the 1930s and ’40s—the most glamorous years of Hollywood film. The exhibition focuses on the iconic style of sultry starlets of the period, including Gloria Swanson, Anna May Wong, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, and Joan Crawford. Hollywood style in this era was a blend of on- and off-screen fashion and accessories, including dramatic costumes created for the screen by famous designers such as Adrian, Travis Banton, and Chanel and dazzling jewelry from makers of the era like Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin and Paul Flato. Through March 8, 2015.

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The FASHION MIX exhibition is a tribute to French expertise which Russian, Armenian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Belgian designers—to name but a few in the field of fashion—help spread worldwide. From Charles Frederick Worth to Azzedine Alaïa, Fortuny to Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, and from Elsa Schiaparelli to Martin Margiela, not forgetting Cristobal Balenciaga, Robert Piguet, Paco Rabane, and Raf Simons—all of these foreign designers and creative directors have brought about a revolution in French fashion and enriched its history. Drawing on personal journeys and the history of fashion, FASHION MIX  tells the story of a different kind of immigration: that of men and women, artisans and designers, who have contributed to the reputation of Paris as the international capital of fashion. December 9, 2014–May 31, 2015.








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  • Katie November 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I have a love hate relationship with netflix.. I like the fact that you can watch what you like when you like bit hat the fact that i cannot stop watching once I start.

    Aslo the “Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen” exhibition just shows how advanced those designers were and how mch they still influence the fashion designs today.