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Now that the holiday season is underway  you may have travel plans or have leisurely day to play.  Should you find yourself headed to one of these cities here are some exhibits not to be missed.  Each exhibit represents a different perspective on fashion including that of the designer, the photographer, the historian, the illustrator, the technician and one exhibit that is a unique project enlisting contributions from many designers.

LOS ANGELES

LACMA Fashioning Fashion:  European Dress in Detail 1700-1915 is a major exhibit covering the technical aspects of manufacturing a garment as well as the design.  Covering a period of over two hundred years,the exhibit focuses on exact tailoring techniques and the use of lux textiles and trimmings.  Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915

Re-Designing History:  FIDM MUSEUM Study Collection 1850-2000.  This exhibit spans 150 years of fashion edited from the schools collection of over 2,000 pieces to display over 30 mannequins. http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/

NEW YORK

CONTEMPORARY MAGIC

The historic National Arts Club in Gramercy Park is featuring an unusual exhibit, CONTEMPORARY MAGIC, combining fashion, celebrity and the occult.  79 designers have created tarot cards which will be available for purchase in January 2011.  Pictured below are cards designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Vivienne Westwood.  If you are curious about this project make an appointment to see this exhibit tout de suite!  Unless, of course,  you are a member of this club already then you can visit without an appointment.  Click on National Arts Club to learn more.

CHICAGO

Fashioning Desire

FREE exhibit capturing the fashion photography scene in Chicago is being held at the Historic Water Tower Building.  A perfect way to spend time with an architecture buff as well.  Featuring over two dozen images by photographers David Leslie Anthony, Brian Kulman, Sandro and many others, all working in Chicago.  On display until January 11, 2011.  For more information and museum hours visit http://bit.ly/bZ2hnD

MIAMI

FLASH

Barbara Hulanicki, best known for her line BIBA and the store in London that became a hangout for Mick Jagger, David Bowie and other hipsters of the 60’s and 70’s, began her career in the 1960’s working as a fashion illustrator  for the important fashion collections and major publications of the day.  A multifaceted talent, she has lived in Miami since 1987 and re-invented herself as a designer of interiors and exteriors.  FLASH is on exhibit in Miami from November 30, 2010 through December 5, 2010.  For more information go to  Barbara Hulanicki Presents Flash at Calix Gustav Gallery 11/30-12/5/10.




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