Exhibits!

“FOR THE LOVE OF LABELS: THE ART OF DESIGNER READY-TO-WEAR”
Through January 20 at the Lyndon House Arts Center [Athens, GA], this exhibit showcases frocks made by the most legendary names in fashion: Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Christian Dior, all ready-to-wear. Examples include a Bill Blass, empire-waist dress; 1960s Lily Pulitzer shift dress; 1980s wool dress and shawl made by Adele Simpson; Mariano Fortuny’s signature Delphos gowns from the 1930s; a Frankie Welch gown designed to celebrate Jimmy Carter’s inauguration that’s made out of a peanut print. Click here for details.

“CONTINUING THE LEGACY: CARNIVAL COSTUME DESIGN, 1946-2008”
At The Presbytere at the Louisiana State Museum [New Orleans, LA], see the work of accomplished Carnival costume designers working since World War II. Featuring the work of Olga Peters, Lucia and Philip Liuzza, Kathryn Dyer, Larry Youngblood, San Nicholas, Anthony and Shirley Colombo, and Susu Kearney, the exhibition includes nearly 100 original costume designs and several original costumes. Some of the designs are paired with the finished costumes. Click here for details.

“BEAUTY, IDENTITY, PRIDE: NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN FOOTWEAR”
Through February 28 at the Bata Shoe Museum [Toronto, Ontario], this exhibit displays 90 pairs of shoes, boots and moccasins created by Indigenous peoples from diverse regions of North America, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship, regional patterns, and beautiful decoration. The exhibition features rarely seen artifacts chosen entirely from the Bata Shoe Museum’s foremost and comprehensive collection of Native footwear. Click here for details.

This exhibition information was gathered via the Costume Society of America‘s newsletter.

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