This year's success of the Costume Institute's Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit left us wondering how the MET was going to top the record-breaking show. WWD just reported that the Costume Institute’s Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton have chosen to showcase the work of Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli for its next exhibit in Spring 2012. More details to come, but, for now, see who else has been featured at the Costume Institute in the past years.
The annual Costume Institute Met Gala is Monday, and we couldn't be more excited. While the highly anticipated American woman-inspired exhibit isn't open to the public until May 5, we're granting you exclusive backstage access. Get ready to bask in beautiful vintage gowns dating as far back as 1890 — wow. Check out our live Love It or Hate It red carpet coverage of the Met Gala May 3!
The 2010 Costume Institute Gala is nearing — be sure to look out for our Love It or Hate It? polls Monday evening — and this year's theme is American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. To get you prepared, I've put together this fun trivia on all things Americana. It covers everything from Jackie O to denim to the Gibson girl. You ready? Rock on.
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Let's see, this year we explored models as muses, the year before we dodged superheroes. 2010's Costume Institute will be all about American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity. “The story of the American woman is really a story of the power of fashion to shape and define identity,” said Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute. The exhibit will examine our country's fashion between 1890 and 1940 with articles transferred over from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection. To go with the all-American theme, Oprah, Anna Wintour, and Gap's Patrick Robinson will act as co-chairs for the event. While we patiently wait for next year's red carpet, play our awesome Met Costume Institute Gala Faceoff and win cash prizes!
Two of the most influential people in fashion today, Anna Wintour and Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, along with a whole bunch of A-List celebs, gathered at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute to Celebrate Paul Poiret last night. Everybody who is anybody attended the Gala and they were dressed to impress.
Paul Poiret was a fashion pioneer who freed women of corsetry and adopted shocking colors and exotic references of the Ballets Russes to the haute couture. The height of his career was pre-World War I France when he was dubbed the undisputed "King of Fashion." As we know fashion is cyclic, so not only are we going to be seeing more of his influence on the runways but his pieces are now official works of art.
A lot of you showed interest in fashion's emerging Great Gatsby direction so if you happen to be in NYC between May 9 – August 5 be sure to check out this exhibit!