Fashion in Show: Fashion Exhibits to Visit

Fashion in Show: Fashion Exhibits to Visit

The tour de force of fashion exhibits coming to a city near you.

The tour de force of fashion exhibits coming to a city near you.

Text: Maxwell N. Burnstein

New York City

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton at 86 Trinity Place

Now Open to January 7, 2018

The French trunk-makers 163-year history is explored in Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton, curated by Olivier Saillard and designed by Robert Carsen. “Saillard has immersed himself in the Louis Vuitton archives to decode its secrets,” said Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke of the design driven homage to steamer trunks. The former American Stock Exchange draws reference to the added American value, “the exhibition is a fresh vision of Vuitton’s past, present and future,” Saillard says of the tours latest stop.

Houston

The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Now Open to January 28, 2018

The Glamour and Romance calls on “the technique of simplicity, embroidery, embellishment, but control of craft” synonymous with the late Oscar de la Renta said Andre Leon Talley. Held charge of curating three decades of the designer’s archives at the request of his family, Talley took to the museum of Fine Arts Houston to re-imagine nearly seventy looks. Four thematic references guide the series to "connect the dresses to fine art - a painting or a piece of furniture that captures the mood of a particular piece," said Talley of the juxtaposition drawing global acclaim.

Paris and Marrakech

YSL: Yves Saint Laurent

Now Open, Permanent Exhibits

Yves Saint Laurent’s works from 1962 to 2002 have been preserved with the “fashion designer being the main subject of a museum,” said Björn Dahlström the director of the new Yves Saint Laurent museums in Paris and Marrakech. The result of Pierre Berge’s dedication to preserving the legacy of his late partner Laurent, each property relays the conception, fabrication through designs each city inspired. “He is both Marrakech and Paris,” said Dahlström.

Toronto

Christian Dior at the Royal Ontario Museum

November 25, 2017 to March 18, 2018

“The end of a war. The start of a fashion revolution,” marks the headline for Christian Dior at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The show chronicles the first decade of Christain Dior haute couture in the post war era (1947-1957) as tribute to the 70th anniversary. “Christian Dior’s revolutionary fashions captured the excitement of post war modernity and have stood the test of time,” said the ROM’s curator, Dr. Alexandra Palmer.

London

Fashioned from Nature at Victoria and Albert

21 April 2018 to 27 January 

“It’s meant to be about transparency and traceability,” said curator Edwina Ehrman behind Fashioned from Nature at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Designed around sustainability in fashion, the show tributes natural fibers, ethical practices to champion designers like Vivienne Westwood, Dries Van Noten and Stella McCartney. Part of the Exo Age initative, pairing sustainability and glamour, the show follows Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion as another milestone for the museum.

Montreal

Thierry Mugler: Creatures of Haute Couture at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Opens February 2019

“I have always been fascinated by the most beautiful animal on the Earth: the human being” said designer Theory Mugler, inspiring the inaugural retrospective of Thierry Mugler: Creatures of Haute Couture. “It was important for him [Mugler] that his work would be presented as very alive” said Thierry-Maxime Loriot of curating 130 looks spanning from 1973 to 2001 from the Maison Mugler archives. The start of a world tour, a replay of the successful Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, MMFA will be the first to “show how timeless his work is and how important it is for history, not only in the history of fashion but also in a social context.“

Fashioned from Nature at Victoria and Albert

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