Monday, May 4, 2020

The Met Costume Institute Exhibits 2011 to 2015



 I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. I cannot believe it is the first Monday in May, and I am not in the city to view the press event for their costume institute exhibit. I was also scheduled to see the play Plaza Suite with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick yesterday, about 8 rows from the stage. Unfortunately, the Hudson theater, hasn't contacted me regarding my refund. I understand their theater is closed, but this not good customer service on their part. I hope to hear from them soon, as do many others who purchased tickets for this play. 

Since the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2020 exhibit is postponed, I decided to show you some of the many prior exhibits they were so kind to put together. I have been attending the press events since 2012, only missed 2013 due to my Mother being ill, and they have all been pretty wonderful. It is hard to choose a favorite, they are all so different, and elegant. I feel I am learning about the history of fashion as I find myself seeing a piece and knowing whose work it is! We learn even when we are not aware! I hope you enjoy these wonderful trips down memory lane. 

I will post links below to my full post of the exhibit if you wish to see more. 

2011 Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - total visitors 661,509 
2013 PUNK: Chaos to Couture
2015 China Through the Looking Glass - total visitors 815,992 - one of the Met's top exhibits 

The line to get in for Alexander McQueen exhibit. I did not take photos as it was pretty crowded and a bit difficult to do so. This was right before I was press for the museum so didn't have the advantage of the press preview. A fantastic exhibit!! 


We were actually able to walk the red carpet to the exhibit and I must say, it was darn cool ! 






Seeing Bill Cunningham at my first Met press event was sublime! 


Can you spot the shadow of Bill Cunningham ? 













Suzy Menkes, famous British fashion critic 


This was an amazing piece inside the Met for the famous Met Gala 




The draping is just mind blowing! 



The press event for this exhibit was in the Temple of Dendur 

Suzy Menkes and Andrew Bolton 

Melissa Mayer and Thomas P. Campbell 

Anna Wintour 











I loved this embroidery !! 







Ensemble, 1980's, Worn by Tseng Kwong Chi, Gray cotton twill  

These were all pretty amazing! I am so hopeful we will be able to visit the Met in October for this year's exhibit. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I am eager to walk those historic halls again very, very soon! 

The Costume Institute's spring 2020 exhibition will trace a century and a half of fashion—from 1870 to the present—along a disruptive timeline, on the occasion of The Met's 150th anniversary. Employing Henri Bergson's concept of la durĂ©e (duration), it will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate past, present, and future. Virginia Woolf will serve as the "ghost narrator" of the exhibition.


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