This fall, fashion's past and present intertwine in an exclusive show at the iconic New York museum.
By Jennifer Goldberg
Haute couture’s past and present will intertwine this fall at the Anna Wintour Costume Center in New York City. Significant fashion acquisitions and accouterments will be on display at The Costume Institute's Fall 2016 exhibition, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion.
The November exhibit includes iconic works by designers who have changed the course of fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form. Some newly acquired objects will be paired with pieces already in the collection to illustrate the enduring influence of certain master couturiers and iconic historical figures. Visitors will see a Halston evening gown from the 1980s, new to the collection, juxtaposed with a Vionnet gown from the 1930s. A recently acquired John Galliano for Maison Margiela dress from 2015 will be paired with a Cristobal Balenciaga gown from 1964.
Viktor & Rolf, SPRING 2010
Volante, circa 1730