Upcoming Exhibitions

Image: Alexander McQueen, Plato’s Atlantis collection, Spring 2010, England, museum purchase.

A dress by Alexander McQueen, from his acclaimed final collection in 2010, presents a meditation upon Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and concern over climate change. Force of Nature will examine how the beauty and complexity of the natural world have inspired fashion designers for centuries. Opens May 30.

See all current exhibitions.

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968

Photo: Paris Refashioned Installation view

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 is open through April 15, 2017. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication of the same title and a blog featuring posts from the exhibition's curator. On the blog, you can learn more about the designers and films that inspired the city of Paris during the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history.

Closing April 1st

Image: Adrian, costume, 1952, USA, from the film Lovely to Look At, 70.8.18

Gilbert Adrian (1903-1959) built his career as a costume designer at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he worked on more than 250 films, including The Wizard of OzAdrian: Hollywood and Beyond highlights both Adrian’s ready-to-wear and his costumes, while focusing on his innovative use of textiles. Closes April 1st.

Black Fashion Designers

Patrick Kelly, dress, Fall/Winter 1986, France, Museum purchase, 2016.48.1
Explore the Black Fashion Designers exhibition website to learn about many of the designers featured in the exhibition and also about significant fashion events, such as The Battle of Versailles and the Ebony Fashion Fair.