Exhibits!

“SWEDISH FASHION: EXPLORING A NEW IDENTITY”
Through May 17
Fashion and Textile Museum [London, England]

This exhibit showcases a new wave of Swedish design talent, with the work of 13
fashion and jewelry designers who challenge the stereotypical picture of
Swedish fashion as blonde, functional and minimal. Created by the Swedish
Institute and specially enhanced and adapted for the FTM, this exhibition
showcases the bold, the avant-garde and the surprising. In addition to
Swedish fashion, the FTM is also showcasing a number of new Swedish jewelry
designers.
Click here for details.

“THE BALLETS RUSSES: CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL”
Through May 24
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art [Hartford, CT]

This exhibit presents highlights from the Wadsworth Atheneum’s unrivalled
collection of costume and set designs originally purchased in 1933,
enlivening the company’s phenomenal history through the use of multi-media
elements such as historic photographs and video footage from modern
performances of the company’s most famous ballets. Click here for details and go to Current Exhibits, then to Ballet Russes.

“WHAT CAN A WOMAN DO?: WOMEN, WORK, AND WARDROBE, 1865-1940”
Through May 31
Mt. Holyoke College Museum [South Hadley, MA]

This exhibit explores the ways that women’s identities and attitudes are forged
by visual culture. Inspired by a book entitled “What Can a Woman Do?”,
written by Mrs. M. L. Rayne in 1893, the exhibition examines women’s career
options and shifting perceptions of women between the Civil War and World
War II, and how clothing fashions changed in response to women’s changing
roles and attitudes, becoming less restrictive and confining. Fine and
popular art, along with clothing of the era will be included in the
exhibition.
Click here for details.

Thanx to the Costume Society of America e-News for some of these listings.

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