04 mai 2010

"American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Anna May Wong in “Limehouse Blues,” wearing a costume by Travis Banton in 1934. Photo by John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY.- The spring 2010 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, the first drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. The exhibition, on view from May 5 through August 15, 2010, explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from the 1890s to the 1940s, and how... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2010

"Icons of Costume: Hollywood's Golden Era and Beyond" @ Michener Art Museum

Marlene Dietrich, Shanghai Express, 1932. Design: Travis Banton. Black silk velvet, glass beads. Private Collection. Icons of Costume: Hollywood's Golden Era and Beyond features the fashions and accessories worn by luminous film stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Errol Flynn, Audrey Hepburn, Warren Beatty, Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Kelly, Loretta Young, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others. More than 50 costumes and objects present the still-influential designs of celebrated fashion designers, from the 1940s through the 1990s,... [Lire la suite]