A Look At The Punk Movement’s Impact On Fashion and Culture From The Met. 45 Images.

Organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is PUNK: Chaos to Couture. The exhibition, on view from May 9 through August 14, 2013 (preceded on May 6 by The Costume Institute Benefit Gala), examines punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today. (more…)

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Highlights From The Met’s Alexander McQueen Fashion Retrospective, Savage Beauty.

From May 4 through August 7th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art featured an impressive exhibit of the innovative fashions of the late Alexander McQueen. The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the talented and sorely missed Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. (more…)

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Europe Gets Introduced To A Great American Portraitist, Alice Neel.


above: detail from Alice Neel’s 1965 portrait of Hartley, the artist’s son.

An inspiring exhibition, and the first major retrospective of one of the 20th century’s greatest portrait painters, American artist Alice Neel, has made its way to London’s Whitechapel Gallery after debuting last fall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (more…)

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Pap(i)er Fashion At The Museum Bellerive

The Pap(i)er Fashion Exhibition at the Museum Bellerive takes us through the fascinating history of paper clothes, beginning with the Swinging Sixties in America and, as the trend spread later, to Europe. The paper fashions reflected what was happening in art, politics and culture at the time; Pop Art and Op Art, Company logos, newspaper prints, and even the electoral candidates of 1968. (more…)

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