There are a bunch of great fashion exhibitions this year!
Exhibitions in the New York area include:
- Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes through April 4
- American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion through April 10
- Night & Day through May 11 and our big fall exhibition
- Japan Fashion Now from September 17, 2010 – January 8, 2011
American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection, which marks the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents some of the most important strengths of the collection;
Eco Chic - Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion, opens at New York City's Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center on May 5 and runs through August 21, 2010;
and Portraits in Praise of Women by John Singer Sargent, is the topic of an exhibition at the Fenimore Museum in Cooperstown, NY from May 29 through December 31, 2010
Do I see a theme? Exhibitions devoted to the style of individual women:
Kate Moss remains on view at the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris, France until April 25
The couture wardrobe of the first Soviet/Russian model to achieve world wide success goes on display in Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style on view from April 3 – May 1, 2010 at All-Russian Decorative-Applied and Folk Arts Museum in Moscow, Russia and
Grace Kelly: Style Icon graces the Victoria and Albert Museum at London, U.K. April 17 - September 26, 2010
And another theme? Shoes, shoes, shoes, shoes:A shoe triple threat with Dr Martens at 50: The Making of an Icon, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Northampton, UK until May 16, 2010
The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC until May 30, 2010 and
Beth Levine: First Lady of Shoes at Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA through June 6, 2010
Elsewhere around the globe:
Hollywood 2010: The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design at the FIDM Museum & Galleries in Los Angeles through April 17 surveys costumes from last year's films.
The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida is the latest venue for the traveling photography show Avedon Fashion 1944-2000. It is up through May 9th.
If photography is your thing, there is also Photographing Fashion: British Style in the 1960s at the Fashion Museum in Bath, U.K. March 27 - December 2010.
Hussein Chalayan- from fashion and back examines the designer's innovative use of materials and progressive attitudes to new technology and social criticism. On view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo's from April 3, 2010 until June 20, 2010.
Notions of shape and construction will be addressed in the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Body Unbound: Contemporary Couture from the IMA's Collection on view from April 10, 2010 to January 30, 2011.
There's nowhere to hide in The War Museum's Camouflage: From Battlefield to Catwalk, on view until September 6 in Ottowa, Ontario Canada
Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from September 26 – April 3, 2011 examines sweeping changes that occurred in fashionable dress over a period of two hundred years.
Yves Saint Laurent runs through August 29 at the Musée du Petit Palais, and
An Ideal History of Contemporary Fashion, vol. I: 70-80 at Musée des Arts décoratifs from April 1 – October 10 will retrace the history of contemporary fashion from the 1970s and 1980s. Vol 2 is to follow...
And other European offerings include...
The Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany unveils Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts until May 23, 2010.
The MoMu - Fashion Museum in Antwerp, Belgium goes dark with BLACK - Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume until August 8, 2010.
Turn of the Century, including Helmut Lang celebrates a recent donation by the designer to the Fashion Museum in Bath, England. The exhibition will open May 1 and continue throughout 2010.
And last but certainly not least, for it should NOT be missed...Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909 - 1929 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London September 25, 2010 -January 9, 2011