10 Fashion Exhibits Must Sees
I came up with the idea to write a blogpost about fashion exhibitions because I was searching for exhibitions in Paris. Tomorrow I will be in Paris. Just for one day. To do some shopping, to gather inspiration, to photograph some interesting people and to visit The N°5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition. I’m super excited and can’t wait till tomorrow. Of course, I keep you posted about my experiences by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
1. No. 5 Culture Chanel
Where: Palais de Tokyo, Paris
When: May 5 to June 5, 2013
What: The exhibition will examine how the famous fragrance – first launched in 1921 – is linked to specific moments in history, via art, photographs and archive objects.
2. Francisco Costa For Calvin Klein Collection
Where: SCAD Museum of Art
When: May 18, 2013 through Sept. 15, 2013
What: An exhibition of designs by 2013 André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco Costa. Featuring 33 looks from Costa’s Spring 2013 collection, as well as five garments pulled from the Calvin Klein archive, “Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection” draws from an ongoing, globally driven conversation on feminine beauty, form, fabric, color and sensuality.
3. Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion
Where: Seattle Art Museum
When: June 27 to Sept. 8, 2013
What: A look at the most fascinating examples of avant-garde Japanese fashion. A selection of 80 pieces from designers like Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Junya Watanabe, and Jun Takahashi. Revolutionary designs and deconstructed Western clothing. Shown alongside artwork, video, and other imagery.
4. Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby
Where: Prada SoHo, New York
When: May 1 to 12, 2013
What: Costume designer Catherine Martin adapted 40 dresses from the Prada and Miu Miu archives for the Baz Lurhmann film, The Great Gatsby. The exhibition will feature women’s gowns, accessories and jewellery – alongside sketches, production stills, backstage footage and film trailers. The exhibition will travel to Tokyo in June, then Shanghai in July.
Where: The Museum at FIT
When: May 22, 2013 through Nov. 16, 2013
What: FIT’s latest exhibition examines fashion’s fascination with its own past. Through the presentation of pieces by Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, and Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga. RetroSpective illuminates how modern fashion is simply historical references rendered in textile.
6. The Glory of Water
Where: Along the banks of the Seine river in Paris.
When: July 4, 2013 through July 14, 2013
What: To accompany Fendi’s restoration of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Karl Lagerfeld has photographed some of The Eternal City’s most iconic fountains, which are set to go on display during Paris Couture Fashion Week.
7. Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
Where: Somerset House, London
When: Nov. 20, 2013 to March 2, 2014
What: A major fashion exhibition celebrating the extraordinary life and wardrobe of the late British patron of fashion and art. The show will also spotlight her relationship with Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy and her love of the British countryside.
8. Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum
When: Open indefinitely
What: This virtual space allows users to click through photos of Valentino’s work and images of the women who wore it, in addition to video interviews and a section called This Month that brings regular content to the site.
9. The Amazing Shoemaker: Fairy Tales and Legends About Shoes and Shoemakers
Where: Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence
When: Open now until March 31, 2014
What: This exhibition is about Shoes and Shoemakers, which explores the role shoes have in legends and myths, as well as the story of the heritage Italian label.
1o. Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century
Where: NRW-Forum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany.
When: June 8 to September 8, 2013
What: The best examples of the iconic designer’s work over the last 10 years will be on display in this exhibition. Each room dedicated to a different material: velvet, fur, wool, leather, cotton, animal skins, chiffon, and knits.