While we are at the ARLIS/NA conference or traveling back, an exciting event happened at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute in New York City. You may have already seen this or listened to the NPR podcast, but those of you who haven’t had the chance to see the inauguration, I recommend these two videos. One is Michelle Obama’s speech for the ribbon cutting of the Anna Wintour Costume Center. I like what she says about fashion being an art form and an insight into culture. So true! The second video is the inaugural exhibit, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, with the co-curators Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder narrating. I think you will all find this video to be interesting and beautiful! Enjoy!
Inauguration of the Anna Wintour Costume Center