· What’s behind the new practice of museums asking for public input? · We’ve barely made a dent in 2019, but we’re already looking forward to 2021. Why the excitement for two years down the line? In 2021-22, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston plans to stage an exhibition on John Singer Sargent and fashion. One of our favorite portraitists, one of our favorite museums, and one of our favorite topics all wrapped up into one exhibition? Naturally, we’re excited and already planning our trip to Boston. … More Exhibition Input
· Fashioned from Nature at the V&A · In October, BBC Three premiered an episode of Stacey Dooley Investigates on the fashion industry. Titled “Fashion’s Dirty Secrets,” Dooley looked into the exploitative practices of the fashion industry with special emphasis on its environmental impact. It’s hard for me to believe that there are people out there who … More Natural Style?
· 2019’s most anticipated fashion exhibitions* · *This post focuses on New York and London. In recent years, both museums and designers have taken note of the popular demand for fashion exhibitions. Attracting high numbers of visitors, they are an attribute to underfunded museums and also lend cultural currency to fashion houses through the association with the … More Fashion Exhibition Bonanza
· A review of this year’s fashion exhibition at the V&A · If you’ve ever wanted to know how beautiful and surprising fashion can be, stop by Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A in London. This year’s fashion exhibition explores Cristóbal Balenciaga’s career, label, and legacy, charting the history and craft of his garments. Spread … More Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Perfection and structure: if we were to choose two words to describe Cristóbal Balenciaga’s influence on fashion, it might be those. While he opened his first boutique in 1919, it wasn’t until after World War II that Balenciaga’s true influence on fashion manifested. A quiet introvert himself, his clothes were anything but. Though he closed … More Fashion Moment: Balenciaga
• Roger Vivier’s Enduring Influence on the Modern Woman’s Life • In 1953, French shoe designer Roger Vivier began working with Christian Dior to create opulent women’s shoes, and the rest is fashion history. A year later, when Vivier was working at Dior, he developed the stiletto shoe – a shoe with a thin heel … More Cinderella Shoes