Exhibits!

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING HERE: BAY AREA ROCK ‘N’ ROLL 1963-73
Through August 28
The Museum of Performance & Design [San Francisco, CA]

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MPD charts the magic time in the Bay Area rock scene from the folk-infused early ’60s to the last days of the Fillmore West in an in-depth examination of this incredibly diverse era; charting its trajectory, identifying its causes and effects, dispelling its myths, and offering a fresh look at this well-known subject. This rich era is evoked using a wealth of rarely seen footage, posters, images, and costumes.

For more information, refer to Heather’s writeup of the MPD’s exhibit panel discussion.

YVES SAINT LAURENT
Through August 29
The Musee du Petit Palais [Paris, France]

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This exhibit will feature about 250 of Yves Saint Laurent’s designs from 1962 to 2002. A selection of objects, drawings, photographs and films will explore the richness of this work and the power of inspiration speaking to the constant exchange Yves Saint Laurent had with painting, sculpture, theater, opera, literature and cinema.

STAVROPOULOS
Through
September 5, 2010
The Kent State University Museum [Kent, OH]

This exhibit focuses on George Stavropoulos, a New York fashion designer who built a multi-million dollar business on his signature, floating chiffon dresses. His self-titled label produced eveningwear and daytime styles for the wholesale, ready-to-wear market, from 1961 to 1991. Stavropoulos, born in Greece, believed in classic design and found inspiration in the simplicity of ancient Greek sculpture. Stavropoulos initially became known for dressing Lady Bird Johnson during her White House years and created looks for other popular figures throughout his career.

Click here for details.

*Thank you to the Costume Society of America and the James A. Michener Art Museum for this information.

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