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Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now
October 16, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Dress, 1994, designed by Pierre Cardin © Archives Pierre Cardin
Featuring designs by Pierre Cardin, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta, Geoffrey Beene, and more
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Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now
October 16, 2018 - March 3, 2019

Haute in Philadelphia

Experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed, from romantic ball gowns to audacious contemporary ensembles, and everything in between. See how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form. The pieces in the exhibition—daywear, bridal wear, and more—showcase the Museum’s outstanding costume collection. Many are on view for the first time.

Sponsors

This exhibition has been made possible by The Annenberg Foundation Fund for Major Exhibitions, The Kathleen C. and John J.F. Sherrerd Fund for Exhibitions, The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Exhibition Fund, Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson, the Davenport Family Foundation, Augusta Y. Leininger, Lyn M. Ross, and an anonymous donor. Additional support was provided by Annette Y. Friedland.

Curator

Kristina Haugland, the Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles and Supervising Curator for the Study Room

Location

Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor

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