Three Fashion Exhibitons to Travel for This SummerAnne Christine Persson, Thursday 16 June 2016
So far this year has been one of the best for fashion exhibitions and it continues to be a great one. If you have not yet booked your summer getaway, these exhibitions are definitely worth a visit, so Paris, London or New York could be the destination for summer.
Manus x Machina
I always love going to the Metropolitan Museum, when I am in New York. It is so big that you can get lost in both modern art and mummies. And the Costume Institute at the Met curate some of the most amazing fashion exhibitions. This summer’s exhibition Manus x Machina is focusing on how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in creating haute couture and pret-a-porter. To get an idea about the Met’s fashion exhibitions, have a look at the documentary ‘First Monday in May‘. It goes behind the scenes of the fashion exhibition of the Met from the year before. And you will be introduced to Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue US and Andrew Bolton, the now Head Curator of the Costume Institute at the Met. On show until 14 August, 2016. 1000, Fifth Avenue
Another one of my favourite museums, The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, is getting Undressed as the museum’s current fashion exhibition is exploring the history of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day and features more than 200 undergarments. On show until 12 March, 2017.
Fashion Forward, 3 Siècles de Mode
What better place to learn about fashion than the city of fashion and couture, Paris? The Musee des Art Decoratifs is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its fashion collection by showing fashion history over several centuries. Three hundred pieces of clothing, accessories, and jewelry from the 18th century until today will be on display highlighting key moments in fashion history. On show at the museum in Louvre until 14 August, 2016. 107, rue de Rivoli.