Friday, 22 May 2009

The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion

As you may or may not know, New York's MMA hosts the 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' exhibition, which has been organized by the The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The opening event, i.e. the Gala Benefit , took place on May 4, 2009,having been conducted by Honorary Chair Marc Jacobs and Co-Chairs Kate Moss, Justin Timb
erlake, and Anna Wintour.

Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, gives an overview of the exhibition's intent (via
"The exhibition examines a timeline of fashion from 194
7 to 1997 through the idealized aesthetic of the fashion model," "We look at the power of clothing, fashion photography, and the model to project the look of an era. With a mere gesture, a truly stellar model can sum up the attitude of her time – becoming not only a muse to designers or photographers, but a muse to a generation."
You can find further details on this exhibition on the above mentioned site.

Amongst many, the exhibition features iconic models such as Nadja Auermann, Naomi Campbell, Janice Dickinson,Dovima, Linda Evangelista, Lisa Fonssagrives, Jerry Hall, Shalom Harlow,Sunny Harnett, Lauren Hutton, Iman, Dorian Leigh, Peggy Moffitt, Kate Moss, Suzy Parker,Jean Shrimpton, Christy Turlington, Twiggy, Amber Valletta and Veruschka.

The exhibition will stay open between
May 6–August 9, 2009 , in the Tisch Galleries, second floor.

Sadly I'm not getting anywhere near New York this year, so I can only enjoy images and reviews...but hey, good luck to all readers out there :D:D:D

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