“North Carolina native William Ivey Long is one of the most renowned theatrical costume designers working today. This exhibition, organized by The Mint Museum, explores Long’s most recent work, from 2007 to today. It features the theatrical productions The Lost Colony (redesigned 2007–2008), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (2013), Little Dancer (2014), and On the Twentieth Century (2015), as well as the television specials Grease Live! (2016), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016). Focusing on Long’s process, it features sketches, swatches, mood boards, and other preparatory materials in addition to the costumes themselves.”
The Costume Institute’s Spring exhibition “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” is ending soon on September 4, 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are some Rei/CdG is a selected list of resources and articles I thought our group would find interesting to share with students and researchers:
VOGUE.COM released 2,537 archival 1990s images from 20 Comme des Garçons runway shows starting with the Spring 1991 collection. Read more about it here. Link to view all the Comme des Garçons images here.
CODED_COUTURE looks at the intersection of fashion and technology, using computer coding as the ultimate design tool for customizing clothing and accessories. The clothing in this exhibition can act as a lie detector, shift according to the viewer’s gaze and interact with social media such as Twitter.
CODED_COUTURE features the work of 10 international artist-designers whose inventive techniques are rooted in new technology.
“Anna Sui is the classic American fashion designer. From Detroit to New York, her signature rock-n-roll romanticism reinvents pop culture for every new generation. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Sui has shaped not only the garments, textiles, accessories, beauty and interiors which comprise her design universe, but also the course of fashion history. The World of Anna Sui features over 100 looks from the designer’s archive, presenting a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK.”
WHAT: Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form curated by Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., Gerry & Margeurite Lenfest Cheif Curator
WHERE: James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
“Featuring a collection of previously undiscovered work by Charles Sheeler, Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form casts a new light on one of America’s best-known modernists.
Between 1926 and 1931, Charles Sheeler worked as a commercial photographer for Condé Nast, creating fashion images and portraits for Vanity Fair and Vogue. This remarkable body of work by Sheeler has not been publicly displayed in nearly ninety years. Comprising photographs and paintings by Sheeler along with fashions of the era, Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography and Sculptural Form evokes the personalities, glamour, and promise of the Jazz Age, and reveals for the first time how Sheeler’s “day job” at Condé Nast shaped his aesthetic vision and artistic career.”