ARTstor: Jean Paul Gaultier Retrospective Images

Giovanni Garcia-Fenech from ARTstor just wrote with the following message:


I just wanted to let you know that we’ve released installation photos from the Dallas Museum of Art, which include images of the travelling Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective that just opened in London last week.

A staff member wrote about the exhibition and the release here:


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Exhibition – Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Exhibition:  Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Exhibition Dates: May 8–August 10, 2014
Exhibition Location: Anna Wintour Costume Center and first-floor Special Exhibition Galleries / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“The Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center will open on May 8 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion, on view from May 8 through August 10, 2014, which will examine the career of legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978).  The exhibition will be presented in two locations–the new Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as special exhibition galleries on the Museum’s first floor.  The exhibition will explore James’s design process and his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today.”  (Read complete article via website link, above.)


Metropolitan Museum to Designate Renovated Costume Institute the Anna Wintour Costume Center

Metropolitan Museum to Designate Renovated
Costume Institute the Anna Wintour Costume Center

(New York, January 14, 2014)

“Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that the Museum will designate the space occupied by The Costume Institute as the Anna Wintour Costume Center. The complex has been completely redesigned and renovated and will reopen on May 8 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion. The Anna Wintour Costume Center will house the Department’s exhibition galleries, library, conservation laboratory, research areas, and offices. The curatorial department itself will continue to be called The Costume Institute.”  (See website for entire article.)

Exhibition: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Exhibition:  The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

When:  9 April 2014 – 25 August 2014

Where:  Barbican Centre – Silk Street, London

Description:  “In the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, we invite you to explore Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion world. With his avant-garde fashion creations and cutting-edge designs, Gaultier has shaped the look of fashion over the last 40 years. His reputation for witty and daring designs and a ceaseless interest in society, identity and a beauty borne of difference has earned him a place in fashion history.”

M.A.D. / N.Y.C. Program: 3D Printing for Fashion / Museum of Art and Design (MAD)


EventM.A.D. / N.Y.C. Program:  3D Printing for Fashion / Museum of Art and Design

When:  Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 1:00 pm / $17 general / $12 members / 7th floor, MAD / call 1.800.838.3006

Program Description:  Join Francis Bitonti and Bradley Rothenberg as they teach students how to use 3D printing to create clothing. From synthetic textiles to solid structural elements, ready-to-wear and couture, this afternoon-long workshop will explore all aspects of producing fashion using digital fabrication.

Shapeways:  The co-sponsors of the program: 

“ is the world’s leading 3D Printing marketplace<> and community. We harness 3D Printing to help everyone make and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring.  On Shapeways, individuals can make, buy and sell their own products. By providing a platform for our community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge technology, we’re bringing personalized production to everyone, whether you’re already designing in 3D or are looking to find something just right. We 3D Print everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized.”



FTC SIG Day at ARLIS :-)


Friday, May 2nd, is shaping up to be quite the FTC SIG day for the ARLIS conference.  :-)  The first two events are by reservation, and the first has limited attendance, so RSVP ASAP.  All are welcome to attend the FTC SIG meeting.  See you there!

9:15 – Meet for Tour of Lace and Quilt Collections at the National Museum of American History (RSVP via the ARLIS/NA Customer Care Center Monday to Thursday (7:00AM-7:00PM Central) and Friday (7:00AM-3:30PM Central) / Contact: 800-817-0621 ext. 450, 414-908-4954 ext. 450 /

1:00 – Catered lunch for FTC SIG hosted by Kevin Ohe from Bloomsbury Academic Publishing (RSVP to Kevin Ohe [] by April 10.  (“Bloomsbury Academic is working on exciting plans to collect our fashion content under a single digital platform and open up a number of possibilities in terms of how we publish items like Berg Fashion Library and textbooks from Fairchild Books. Sandra has graciously offered us a bit of time on the FTC SIG agenda, but we’d also like to chat informally with FTC SIG members at a lunch session at noon on Friday, May 2. We’d love to see you, so if you’re interested in joining us for lunch, please RSVP to by April 10.)

2:00 – 3:00 – FTC SIG Annual Meeting – Time to network with colleagues working with fashion / costume / textile collections, and to discuss issues of common interest.