Exhibits!

“INSPIRING WOMEN: SELECTED DESIGNERS FROM PARSONS’ ANNA-MARIA AND STEPHEN KELLEN ARCHIVES”
Through May 31
Parsons The New School for Design [New York, NY]

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As students, teachers, mentors and professionals, women from Parsons have been at the forefront of design study and practice since the school’s founding in 1896. Inspiring Women offers glimpses into the education and professional lives of 16 women who attended and taught at Parsons between the 1910s and the 1990s. Through original design work, photographs, notebooks, publicity materials, correspondence, clippings and business records, Inspiring Women explores changes in the worlds of graphic, interior and fashion design over the course of the 20th century, changes often spearheaded by Parsons’ women as they broke new creative and professional ground, mentored and promoted one another, experimented with new modes of representation, and won expanded opportunity and recognition for women in design.

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“FLORA IN FASHION”
Through
June 12
Ohio State University Costume and Textiles Collection [Columbus, OH]

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This exhibit showcases botanically themed buttons, and the floral aesthetic in clothing and accessories, including 19th and 20th century period fashion with their original buttons, hats, gloves, handbags, and shoes. A section featuring prints from the Chadwick Arboretum Emanuel Rudolph Collection of Botanical Illustrations will accompany it. Textile artifacts made from plant fibers including cotton, linen, pineapple fiber, bark cloth, bamboo, and raffia will also be showcased.

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“UNDER THE SUN: SWIMWEAR IN CALIFORNIA”
Through
June 13
The Judith Tamkin Fashion Center, Woodbury University [Burbank, CA]

This exhibit will look at the development of the California swimwear industry within the context of American sportswear and the California lifestyle. Examples range from the early 1900s to the present and will include swimsuits from Catalina, Cole of California, Caltex and Rudi Gernreich.

For details contact Melinda Webber Kerstein at melinda.kerstein@woodbury.edu.

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

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