jamesbeyondfashion

New York Fashion Week (February 6-13, 2014) may get all the buzz with the season’s latest trends, but these shows focus on more lasting impacts of fashion in New York. From a multimedia retrospective on Jean Paul Gaultier to fashion photographer Mario Testino’s treatment of traditional Peruvian dress from Cusco, fashion exhibitions and talks in February and beyond span time and place.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is busy nipping and tucking as it completes a major two-year renovation in May to present  Charles James: Beyond Fashion. An American designer working tradition of the Haute Couture, James (1906 – 1978) used sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that influence designers to this day.

Scroll down for current fashion-forward events and more exhibitions coming up this spring.


The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

The Brooklyn Museum is the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk ...

Gilded New York

Gilded New York explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted ...

Jewels by JAR

This exhibition will feature more than four hundred works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last ...

Alta Moda by Mario Testino

The institute, under the chairmanship of Oscar de la Renta, is the first American venue to present Alta Moda ("High ...

Trend-ology

Utilizing 100 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, Trend-ology examines the diverse sources from which fashion trends have emerged over ...

Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art

What is the relationship between fashion and folk art? This exhibition explores the two seemingly unrelated fields through the work ...

Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s

Despite a dire financial and political environment, the 1930s was a period of great stylistic achievement and technical innovation in ...

Branding a City: Barcelona and Fashion

Fashion brands can project the character and values of a city, so much so that, in a sense, fashion can ...

Dressing Divinely: 1930′s Hollywood Costume/Couture

Join Scott F. Stoddart, dean of FIT’s School of Liberal Arts and author of Analyzing Mad Men, as he examines ...

Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket

Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket examines high fashion interpretations of the black leather motorcycle jacket. Organized by graduate students ...

Charles James: Beyond Fashion

The inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute will examine the career of the legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier Charles ...