Icons of Style: Fashion Makers, Models, and Images celebrates the interconnected roles of fashion’s makers, the models who wear their designs, and the media that disseminate those looks to the world. Drawing on the MFA’s rich collection of costumes, fashion illustration, and photography, the exhibition explores the process of creating icons of style from design concept to runway and the finished image. The exhibition includes 30 dressed mannequins, fashion illustrations, and photographs that reveal the richness of design, persona, and image. Fashion designers express their creative concepts through their runway shows, and the exhibition features runway pieces by John Galliano for Dior, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Olivier Theyskens for Rochas, Arnold Scaasi, and Christian Lacroix, among others. Designers also collaborate with celebrity clients, using the latter’s star power to convey their vision. Garments worn by personalities such as Kate Blanchett and Winona Ryder as they walked the red carpet in Hollywood are featured, along with an impressive selection of some of the preeminent fashion photographers of the 20th century, including Cecil Beaton, Herb Ritts, Yousuf Karsh, and Richard Avedon.
Icons of Style: Fashion Makers, Models, and Images
by Amber Sesnick, Marketing Manager in Art
Tags: 20th Century, Arnold Scaasi, Boston, Cecil Beaton, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, costumes, design, Dior, fashion, fashion illustration, Herb Ritts, Hollywood, Icons of Style, images, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Blanchett, media, MFA, Models, Museum of Fine Arts, Olivier Theyskens, photography, red carpet, Richard Avedon, Rochas, runway, Winona Ryder, Yousuf Karsh
This post was written by Amber Sesnick who has written 345 posts on The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.
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