Exhibits!

“IN THE BAG”
Through May 2
Museum of Design Atlanta [Atlanta, GA]

This exhibit will explore the origin, evolution and design of the handbag, taking the
visitor from design to delivery, showcasing top bags from the Friends and
Sex and the City sets, and from local and leading designers, including
Hermes and Oscar de la Renta among others. The development, construction,
and the works of leading designers will be displayed within categories that
highlight the handbag’s emotional significance, iconic status and societal
role.

“THE ART OF AFFLUENCE: HAUTE COUTURE AND LUXURY FASHIONS 1947 – 2007”
Through May 2
Mint Museum of Art [Charlotte, NC]

This exhibit presents selections from the Museum’s holdings of haute couture and luxury
garments complimented by fashion accessories that reflect the creativity of
numerous fashion designers of the second half of the twentieth century and
first years of the twenty-first century. Top couturiers and designers
featured include Chanel, Dior, Balmain, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Valentino,
Givenchy, Laroche, Patou, Yves Saint Laurent, Scaasi, Versace, McFadden,
Gallianos, Blahnik, Gucci, Louboutin, Armani, Ungaro, and Chado Ralph Ricci,
among others.

“VALENTINA: AMERICAN COUTURE AND THE CULT OF CELEBRITY”
Through May 17
Museum of the City of New York [New York City]

This exhibit will trace the career of this legendary designer and features
never-before-exhibited gowns, accessories, printed matter, and photographs
by designs by Cecil Beaton, Horst S. Horst, George Hoyningen-Huene, John
Rawlings and others. Valentina had an unwavering view of personal style and
once declared, “I hate fashion!” implying that while trends often bullied
women, true style was immutable.
Click here for details.

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

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