Monday, January 9, 2017

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I have had such a busy few months! I really wanted to be sure to show you the wonderful fall fashion exhibit at the Met. If you love fashion and art, this is a must see. It is also a great NYC winter activity! The exhibit runs until February 5, 2017, so less than a month left. Let's take a peek at some of the amazing designs:  

Exhibition Overview

The Costume Institute's fall 2016 exhibition features significant acquisitions of the past 10 years and explores how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form. During the seven decades since The Costume Institute became part of The Met in 1946, that collecting strategy has shifted from creating a collection of Western high fashion that is encyclopedic in breadth to one focused on acquiring masterworks.

The exhibition, in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, highlights approximately 60 of these masterworks from the early 18th century to the present. The Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery is organized chronologically with ensembles shown on platforms resembling oversized packing crates. Each object—primarily women's wear, as well as some men's wear ensembles and a selection of accessories—is accompanied by an in-depth explanation of its significance within the canon of fashion history.

The Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery features some of the ensembles donated by designers in honor of Harold Koda upon his retirement as curator in charge of The Costume Institute in January 2016.

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The details here just amaze me!  


What a small waist! Gorgeous dress too!  


Simply a stunner!  




One of my faves from Elsa Schiaparelli  






Such a unique design!  

Alexander McQueen of course!  
These reminded me of shoes that could have been worn by Betty Rubble!  

How on earth does one walk????  



Such a gorgeous piece of art that happens to be a hat! 
 

This Chanel piece is everything.  



 








Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion
NOVEMBER 18, 2016–FEBRUARY 5, 2017

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