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|Norman Norell, dress, red wool crepe and satin, 1962, USA, gift of Claudia Halley.||RetroSpective
Fashion and Textile History Gallery
May 22 - November 16, 2013
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RetroSpective explored fashion’s relationship with its own history. The speed of the fashion cycle is faster than ever, and yet, in the constant drive for newness, the past is often used as a point of reference. Many contemporary designers embrace looking back at fashion history as a fundamental part of the design process. In doing so, they create inventive and modern re-interpretations of everything from crinolines to “flapper” dresses. As cutting-edge designer Yohji Yamamoto once said, “Going to the future means you have to use your past.”