This movie was overwhelmingly beautiful, like watching many many paintings come to life. It just opened this past weekend. The costumes were so thoughtfully designed, I loved all the layers, vibrant colors and textures. Lily Cole was lovely to watch and she did an amazing job. This is one of the very few movies that I'd like to see again. An incredible movie!!!
American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion
Special Exhibitions Gallery
November 6, 2009 - April 10, 2010
American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion is the first exhibition to explore how the "philosophy of beauty" is allied to the craft of dressmaking. Each of the 90 looks on display was chosen to exemplify the relationship between technical ingenuity and artistic excellence. Curator Patricia Mears has focused on approximately 25 American fashion designers, ranging from the obscure, such as Jessie Franklin Turner, whose work dates from the late 1910s, to rising stars of the present day, such as the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte. Other designers featured include Adrian, Bonnie Cashin, Maria Cornejo, James Galanos, Halston, Elizabeth Hawes, Charles James, Charles Kleibacker, Claire McCardell, Norman Norell, Rick Owens, Ralph Rucci, Isabel Toledo, Pauline Trigère, Valentina, Yeohlee, and Jean Yu.
The show closes on January 17th and marks the culmination of ICP's Year of Fashion-a series of groundbreaking exhibitions that explore fashion photography in its widest social and cultural contexts.
Highlights Yto Barrada’s sequence of photographs of an elderly female smuggler who demonstrates how to transport clothes into Morocco. Apparently the woman has been smuggling clothes for twenty years.
Jeremy Kost's polaroids
Kimsooja’s installation, Mumbai: A Laundry Field is a four-channel video on the brilliantly hued textiles in the Indian cityscape,the workers commuting on trains and their place in the life of the city.
Janaina Tschaepe's photos
The closing party is being hosted January 14th byJed Root