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7 MUST SEE FASHION EXHIBITIONS

WHAT TO SEE. WHERE TO GO.



Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)
New York’s most beloved museum, The Met, recently celebrated the opening of its Costume Institute’s annual exhibition, which explores the work of Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons. Known for her avant-garde and unexpected designs, the Japanese native has challenged the conventional understanding of fashion and beauty for the last four decades. The exhibition features nearly 150 pieces of Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons womenswear, from the early 1980s to her most recent collection, and thoroughly examines the designer’s exploration of “in-betweeness,” or “the space between boundaries.”
Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between will be open to the public from May 4th to September 4th, 2017, at The Met’s Costume Institute.

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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)
With over 100 pieces crafted by the innovative and inventive ‘master of couture,’ Cristóbal Balenciaga, the V&A’s upcoming exhibition Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is among the most anticipated of the London summer schedule. Balenciaga’s work from the 1950s and 60s, when he dressed some of the era’s biggest stars, is at the centre of the exhibition, and many of his revolutionary designs from the period—namely tunics and shift dresses—are featured in the display. Alongside the various garments are a range of the designer’s sketches, fabric samples, and catwalk footage, and new technology from the London College of Fashion examines the garments forensically to reveal the hidden processes and details that made Balenciaga’s work so special.
The exhibition will open on May 27th, 2017, and will be open to visitors until February 18th, 2018.

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Diana: Her Fashion Story (Kensington Palace, London)
The late Princess Diana is quite possibly one of the foremost fashion figures of the last thirty years, so it only makes sense that an exhibition would be erected in honor of her impeccable sartorial taste and influence. Kensington Palace, the Princess of Wales’s home while married to Charles, will show a collection of Diana’s iconic looks, including her famous velvet gown worn at the White House when she danced with John Travolta. The selection of garments follows the Princess’s style evolution, from the romantic ensembles of her first public outings to the sheer glamor exuded in her later life.
The exhibition will be open to the public from March 1st, 2017, to February 28th, 2018.

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The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City)
The first major museum exhibition to examine American taste and style during the creative and cultural boom that was the 1920s, The Jazz Age offers an in-depth look at the many facets of the period. The Cooper Hewitt Museum has assembled a collection of 400 multi-media examples of 20s fashion, jewellery, interior design, architecture, music, and film to thoroughly represent the burst of innovative and modernity that were symptomatic of the decade. The exhibition spans two floors of the museum and is organized into the themes of “Persistence of Traditional ‘Good Taste,” “A New Look for Familiar Forms,” “Bending the Rules,” “A Smaller World,” “Abstraction and Reinvention,” and “Toward a Machine Age.”
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s will be on view until August 20th, 2017.

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Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story (Museum of Arts and Design, New York City)
Judith Leiber is known for her jewelled, embellished, and often-animalized handbags, and after sixty-five years in the fashion industry, it should come as no surprise that a prominent New York museum has chosen her work as the subject for an exhibition. Influenced by the European art deco style and signature techniques, Leiber’s bags are boundary-pushing and feature mediums such as Swarovski crystals and fabrics and material from around the world.
Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story will be on show at the Museum of Arts and Design until August 6th, 2017, and is part of the larger, three-exhibition series The Art and Craft of Getting Dressed.

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Dalida: Her Wardrobe, From the Street to the Stage (Palais Galliera, Paris)
In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of the renowned French singer Dalida’s death, The Palais Galliera casts the spotlight on her exceptional wardrobe. Known for her most famous songs, “Laissez-moi Danser,” “Mourir sur seine,” and “Il venait d’avoir 18 ans,” Dalida is an icon in French music, fashion, and culture. The exhibition thrusts visitors into the dressing room of the ultimate diva through her memorable Carven dresses of the 1950s, her Yves Saint Laurent and Balmain couture gowns, and the truly unforgettable sequin sheath dresses from the 70s. Dalida: Her Wardrobe, From the Street to the Stage captures the eclectic style of the music icon while taking us through a three-decade long visual history of fashion’s biggest designers.
The exhibition will be open to the public at Palais Galliera through August 13th, 2017.

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Margiela: The Hermés Years (The ModeMuseum, Antwerp) 
Margiela: The Hermés Years features the bold fruits of design created under Martin Margiela as he served as Creative Director for French fashion powerhouse Hermés in the late-1990s and early 2000s. Margiela was known for his infusion of major flair and innovative deconstruction into the otherwise traditional brand a reputation that Antwerp’s ModeMuseum has captured entirely through a selection of his game-changing designs and garments. Embodying Margiela’s signature technicality and refinement, as well as his innate ability to create modern and lasting looks, Margiela: The Hermés Years is likely to combat the likes of The Met’s Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between and the V&A’s Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion for the year’s biggest fashion exhibitions.

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Written by GABBY SHAKNAI
Visual editor OLGA SOROKINA