Exhibits!

1. “GEOFFREY BEENE: TRAPEZE”
Through March 7
Phoenix Art Museum [Phoenix, AZ]

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This exhibition provides unique insight into the creative relationship between designer and client. Featuring 30+ garments, it clearly expresses the designer’s sense of humor and expertise with fabric. Also present is Beene’s love of flowers,
dots, curves, wraps, folds and triangles, reoccurring themes present is
several of the designs in this whimsical exhibition that goes beyond the
study of dressmaking into the world of conceptual art.

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2. “THE MAGIC OF HOLLYWOOD: THE GENE LONDON COSTUME COLLECTION”
Through May 30
The Reading Public Museum [Reading, PA]

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This exhibit features 100+ costumes created by the film industry’s greatest designers. Costume wizards like Adrian at MGM gave Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Jeanette MacDonald, Norma Shearer, Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr and others their “looks.” Other designers represented in this exhibition include Edith Head, Elsa Schiaparelli, Walter Plunkett, Orry Kelly, Jean Louis, Helen Rose, Halston, and Bob Mackie. Specific display areas will be changed periodically, with each featuring a legendary star or movie as the theme.
Additional programming will be scheduled at the Museum and The Planetarium,
all related thematically to Hollywood and fashion.

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3. “ON A PEDESTAL: FROM RENAISSANCE CHOPINES TO BAROQUE HEELS”
Through September 20
The Bata Shoe Museum [Toronto, Ontario]

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This exhibit will focus on two of the most extreme forms of footwear ever worn in
Western dress, the chopine and the high heel. This exhibit will examine the
origins and cultural meanings of both the chopine and high heel, as well as
investigating issues of art and architecture, exoticism and trade, and
politics and gender.

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*Thank you to the Costume Society of America for this information.

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