Now that the weather is getting warmer and the semester is coming to and end, it’s time to start exploring the city! For the SoF students interested in learning about fashion outside of the classroom, here are two exhibits worth checking out this spring:
China: Through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The exhibit, which opened this week, will run until August 16th. Through the Looking Glass explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion, and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. Patrons will be able to view over 100 items of Haute Couture, avant-garde fashions, and ready-to-wear, as well as art and films, spread out over approximately 30,000 square feet in the Chinese Galleries and the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
More information about this exhibit, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, can be found on the museum’s website.
Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette at Bard Graduate Center Gallery
On view until July 26th, and examines the extraordinary ways in which women and men have shaped their bodies into distinctive silhouettes in the name of fashion. An array of artifacts are shown, as well as motorized displays that demonstrate how these garments functioned. The exhibit takes advantage of the Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s first three floors, a beautiful building on the Upper West Side.
For more information about the exhibit and the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, visit the gallery’s website.