Exhibits!

“HELLO! FASHION: KANSAI YAMAMOTO, 1971 – 1973”
Through May 1, 2009 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art [Philadelphia, PA] Japanese contemporary fashion founder Kansai Yamamoto will be featured. Best known for his work during the 1970s and 1980s, his avant-garde designs are inspired by the colorful Azuchi-Momoyama period [1568-1600] and traditional Kabuki theatre. The exuberant Pop-like quality of his work contrasts with
what is today associated with Japanese fashion, Zen-like simplicity and deconstructed silhouettes. Click here for details.

“FROM THE VILLAGE TO VOGUE: THE MODERNIST JEWELRY OF ART SMITH”
Through May 17 at the Brooklyn Museum [Brooklyn, NY], this exhibit displays the silver and gold creations by the Brooklyn-reared modernist jeweler Arthur Smith. Inspired by surrealism, biomorphicism, and primitivism, Art Smith’s jewelry is dynamic in its size and form. The jewelry dates from the late 1940s – 1970s and includes his most famous pieces, such as a “Patina”
necklace inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder. Click here for details.

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

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