Fashion can make a connection pretty much anywhere. Case in point: Last night at Christie's New York, the World Chess Hall of Fame unveiled their latest fashion exhibition, A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion and Chess. The exhibition, opening this fall in St. Louis, will explore the relationship between fashion and chess and will feature works from Alexander McQueen, Gianfranco Ferré, Jean Paul Gaultier, Gucci, Hussein Chalayan, Iris van Herpen, Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf and about 20 other avant-garde designers.
How are these designers related to chess—specifically the queen piece? There is something fascinating about the game of chess and the queen’s role within it,” said Sofia Hedman, curator of A Queen Within. “She breaks the rules. She does what she wants on the board. When we began to research how this kind of thinking has an influence on fashion... we knew that there was an important story to tell.” Check mate.
Click through the slideshow above for photos of guests in their most rule-breaking outfits.