Exhibition – Defining Moments: Fifty Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum

Image Credit: Christian Dior, Evening Dress (detail), Spring 1957. Silk faille taffeta. Gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. 
Arizona Costume Institute Exhibition:

Defining Moments: Fifty Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum

DATE & TIMEApril 2, 2016 – August 7, 2016
LOCATION:  Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

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Featuring more than 50 works drawn from across the history of fashion, this exhibition highlights masterworks and milestones of the permanent collection.  Providing insight into how the treasures of the collection were acquired and formed an internationally respected fashion archive, this exhibition will feature a roster of world-class designers including Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Chanel alongside stunning historical works.

Since 1966, Phoenix Art Museum has been building its internationally recognized fashion design collection with the support of Arizona Costume Institute.  Don’t miss this landmark 50th Anniversary exhibition opening that celebrates the collection and its visionaries.  New York Fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo has created a unique series of drawings for the installation.  Ruben and his wife, fashion designer Isabel Toledo, will be present at the reception.


Author: Sandra Ley

Sandra Ley is the visual arts and fashion design librarian for Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

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