Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion And The Catholic Imagination

Yesterday was the Press Preview
and Met Gala to celebrate the Heavenly Bodies
 show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Press Preview began at 10 AM and started 
with a long line. Armed men in army green
stood by and dogs sniffed all the bags and backpacks.

Inside the show is split up into the Costume Institute,
the Medieval Galleries & Robert Lehman Wing with 
another section further uptown at the Cloisters.

I enjoyed seeing Galliano being interviewed and
Donatella Versace, and of course His Eminence 
Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York 
who gave his remarks as did Stephen Schwarzman.

The Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing

Galliano dress with holograms

Gilet by Chanel
Thierry Mugler

Keys To Heaven

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Items: Is Fashion Modern

Items: Is Fashion Modern?
Rudi Gernreich -Unisex Jumsuit

Thierry Mugler LBD 1981

Rick Owens

From Optic Slipdress to the Caftan and Motorcycle Jacket the new fashion exhibit at MOMA, the first fashion exhibit since 1944 takes us through the epic garments and accessories of the last century.
111 items in all with videos of how to drape a sari, how a tie is cut, weaving a Panama hat, each item has a story and a journey.

Richard Malone Jumpsuit

Stephen Burrows gold lame jumpsuit
Hussein Chalayan-White 3 Layer Dress

Monday, May 1, 2017

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

The Arrival
Rei Kawakubo's exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes categories like Then/Now, Model/Multiple, and Self/Other.

According to Andrew Bolton, Rei Kawakubo loves a puzzle. In an interview, she once compared her work to Zen koans—the unsolvable riddles Buddhist teachers present to their students. “You’re not meant to decipher koans,” Bolton explains. “The idea is that you finally realize they’re nonsensical and you realize the limitations of your intellect. Then you free your mind, and by freeing your mind, you get to another point.” He pauses. “It’s amazing. And that’s basically what Rei’s work is about, Zen koans.”

Monday, November 21, 2016

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion

Masterworks is the new show that just opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in the Costume Institute.

Not sure what to expect from this exhibit? I was imagining dresses and unpacked boxes but this 
is a most amazing show.  Masterworks is beautifully curated with garments from the 1700's to current day.

Exhibition Dates: November 18, 2016February 5, 2017