6 Fashion Exhibitions To See Around The World In 2019
1/6 Christian Dior: Designer Of Dreams
In this the largest exhibition to honour one of the most influential couturiers in the 20th century (along with the artistic directors who followed) The Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition will take place from now till July 14, 2019, at the V&A Museum’s Sainsbury Gallery.
Across 11 sections, the exhibition will showcase the skill and craftsmanship of the iconic fashion house’s ateliers since 1947.
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2/6 Mademoiselle Privé Shanghai
The 2019 edition of Chanel’s exquisite “Mademoiselle Privé” exhibition will take place from April 20 to June 2, 2019 at the West Bund Art Center in Shanghai.
The iconic Chanel N°5, the haute couture atelier of Karl Lagerfeld and the story behind the 1932 “Bijoux de Diamants” High Jewellery collection by Gabrielle Chanel: three distinct creative worlds of Chanel are represented through an immersive and enriching display of three ‘houses’: 31 rue Cambon, the address of Karl Lagerfeld’s Creation Studio and Haute Couture ateliers; 18 Place Vendôme for High Jewellery; and Grasse, where Ernest Beaux and Gabrielle Chanel created Chanel N°5 in 1921.
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3/6 The Male – Androgynous Mind, Eclectic Body
Men’s fashion is the subject of particular interest in this exciting exhibition at Gucci Garden, curated by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele and Maria Luisa Frisa.
A collection of clothing, accessories, images, books, magazines and video documents in this show collectively explore the definition of masculinity and maleness as interpreted by the Maison’s eclectic menswear.
Fun fact: Among the unique pieces to be featured in this exhibition will be a red silk shirt and bow tie that first appeared in Alessandro Michele’s first men’s show in 2015.
(Related: 'The Artist Is Present': A Look Inside Gucci's Art Exhibition With Maurizio Cattelan)
4/6 Camp: Notes on Fashion
Starting May 9, 2019, Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (The Met) Costume Institute will explore the evolution of the camp aesthetic from marginality to widespread influence in mainstream culture today.
A 1964 essay by novelist and critic Susan Santog, ‘Notes on “Camp”’, is the framework for this exhibition.
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5/6 Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT
It’s (quite literally) the exhibition of exhibitions: a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York that brings together 33 of the museum’s most influential exhibitions since 1971.
Happening from now till April 20, this fascinating event will showcase more than 80 looks taken from the museum’s permanent holdings.
Find out more about the past exhibitions that inspired Exhibitionism here
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6/6 Back Side: Fashion From Behind
The train of a glittering court gown, a dress with a plunging back, the constraints of a corsette: The Fashion and Lace Museum in Brussels has teamed up with the Palais Galliera in Paris for the first time ever to present Back Side: Fashion From Behind.
The exhibition brings together exquisite looks from Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa and more from the biggest names in fashion with a shift of attention from front to back. The exhibition runs from now till March 31, 2019.
This article first appeared on my.asiatatler.com.