Spring Exhibitions Checklist

As this is my last post for Worn Through, I wanted to start by thanking Monica and the whole team for creating such a fun and lively community that I was happy to be a part of for so long.  I would also like to thank the readers of Worn Through who have inspired conversations, shared events and comments, and helped to make it all a truly enjoyable experience.

Covering events and exhibitions was sometimes a very challenging task, not for any lack of interesting material to write about, but for the very opposite reason.  With so many things happening and such rapid growth in the field, it can be difficult to choose which conference to splurge on, and which exhibition requires a special trip.  For this very reason, rather than end with a post about a singular event or experience, I thought that I would include a round up of some of the current and upcoming fashion exhibitions that are happening in 2013.  I hope to attend many of these myself, and to perhaps read about those that I won’t be able to see here on WT or elsewhere!

In New York City Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced is currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York through July 28th.

BurrowsModels in Stephen Burrows, 1973. Photograph by Charles Tracy

Also in New York, Front Row: Chinese American Designers was guest curated by Mary Ping for the Museum of Chinese in America.  The exhibition, which is on view through September 29th, focuses on a group of Chinese-American designers living and working in New York City.  Simultaneously, Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-1940s, is also open through the 29th of September.

ApfelIris Apfel in her apartment, via Architectural Digest

New jewelry acquisitions at the Museum of Art and Design are on exhibition through June 2nd, in the show Wear it or Not, and on Wednesday May 15th, the legendary clothing and art collector Iris Apfel, will take part in a live interview and Q&A with Deborah Needlemen in programming titled: A Life in Collecting with Iris Apfel.

At the Phoenix Museum of Art in Arizona, there is an exhibition that focuses on textiles, titled: Digital Print Fashion that is on view through July 14th.

phoenixLeft: Mary Katrantzou, Dress, Fall 2012. Printed organza. Lent by Carol Mack. Mary Katrantzou, Dress, Fall 2011. Printed cotton pique. Lent by Carol Mack. Middle: Alexander McQueen, Dress, Spring 2010. Printed. Lent by Suzy Kellems Dominik. Right: Alexander McQueen, Dress, Spring 2010. Printed. Lent by Suzy Kellems Dominik. Images via the Phoenix Art Museum.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has an exhibition open through December 21st devoted to children’s clothing titled, All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children and Their Families.

At the Kent State University Museum, in the Broadbent Gallery, Undress: Shaping Fashion and Private Life is on exhibition through September 1st.

Wishing everyone a wonderful event-packed summer!


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  • Laura Morrigan April 30, 2013 12.13 am

    I adore Iris Apfel. If only I lived in America!


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