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Edinburgh University Bans Costumes of ‘Mexicans, Gangsters and Mental Patients’

Pity the students at Edinburgh University. For reasons that escape this non-Scottish, freedom-of-speech-advocate Mexican blogger, students at this fine institution have been banned from wearing “offensive fancy dress costumes,” which according to said institution, include “Mexicans, gangsters, mental patients and camp men.” Per the University … Continue reading ?

Metropolitan Museum celebrates Jacqueline de Ribes's wardrobe and life as a French aristocrat

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Costume Institute?s Fall 2015 exhibition, Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style, focuses on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the 20th century. Show More Summary

Countess Jacqueline de Ribes Gets Her Own Costume Institute Exhibit at the Met

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

It's very rare for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to mount an exhibition around a single individual — only Jackie Kennedy (in 2001), Iris Apfel (in 2005) and Nan Kempner (in 2006) have nabbed that particular honor. On Thursday, the Institute will open its fourth... Continue reading

Check Out These "Star Wars" Costumes Reimagined by 10 Major Fashion Designers

The fashion world gives their take on some "Star Wars" costumes, as part of a charity initiative with the Child Mind Institute.

Anti-hipster Jony Ive stands up for the beauty of machine-made products

4 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Apple plans to make a big splash in the fashion world next year by sponsoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s big Costume Institute exhibit. Few details about the project are known, but Apple’s design guru teased what visitors might be able to expect in a new interview about the intersection of technology and fashion. Show More Summary

Jony Ive talks intersection of fashion and tech ahead of Apple-sponsored Met Gala

Apple CDO Jony Ive sat down with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton recently to discuss the interrelationships between fashion and modern technology, the focus of next year's Met Gala.

Unpacking the Apple-Met Museum Fashion Collaboration

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton speak with the WSJ about their upcoming exhibit on fashion and technology.

Costume Institute's Spring 2016 exhibition at Metropolitan Museum to focus on technology's impact on fashion

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that The Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition will be manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology, on view from May 5 through August 14, 2016 (preceded on May 2 by The Costume Institute Benefit). Show More Summary

Next Year’s Met Gala to Pit Man Against Machine with Fashion Tech Theme

The outfits at next year’s Met Gala are sure to be the most futuristic (and hopefully) outrageous to date. Today the museum announced the theme of its Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 exhibition, and the adjoining fundraising benefit… The post Next Year’s Met Gala to Pit Man Against Machine with Fashion Tech Theme appeared first on Selectism.

Apple embraces fashion world by sponsoring 2016 Met Gala

4 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Apple is taking its next step into the fashion world by sponsoring the 2016 Met Gala, the annual star-studded event held in New York to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. The theme of next year’s event — set to take place on May 2 — is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

The 2016 Met Gala Has an Appropriately Of-the-Moment Theme

Anna Wintour reportedly banned selfies from this past May's Met Gala, but for 2016, she's embracing technology wholeheartedly. The 2016 Met Gala will be held in honor of the Costume Institute's upcoming Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Show More Summary

Hand and Machine Star at Costume Institute Spring Exhibit

The focus will be on new technology's growing impact on fashion designers.

Andrew Bolton Chosen to Lead Met’s Costume Institute

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

After a prestigious 14-year run as the curator in charge of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, Harold Koda will be stepping down in January. Andrew Bolton, his fellow curator and former Out Tastemaker, was chosen asShow More Summary

Harold Koda to retire in January 2016; Andrew Bolton appointed to lead Costume Institute

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that Harold Koda, who has been Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute since 2000, will step down on January 8, 2016. Campbell also announced that Andrew Bolton, currently a Curator in the department, will become Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute upon Mr. Show More Summary

Andrew Bolton Is Taking Over at the Costume Institute

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Last night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute announced that Andrew Bolton, curator of the department, will be taking over for curator in charge Harold Koda, who will officially step down in January. The owlishly bespectacled Koda is known for his sweeping retrospectives on Poiret, Schiaparelli and Prada, and... More »

Andrew Bolton Named Head Curator of the Costume Institute

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

Curator Andrew Bolton will head up the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute beginning next year, according to The New York Times. He succeeds fellow curator Harold Koda, who, as had been previously reported, will retire in January. A rep for the museum could not immediately be... Continue reading

Andrew Bolton Chosen to Lead the Met’s Costume Institute

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The selection of Mr. Bolton comes after the institute’s curator in charge, Harold Koda, decided to retire after 14 years of overseeing ambitious, crowd-pleasing shows.

'China: Through the Looking Glass' Becomes the Met's Fifth Most-Visited Exhibit Ever

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

The numbers are in! The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a whopping final tally of 815,992 visitors for its latest Costume Institute exhibition, "China: Through the Looking Glass," which concluded its four-month run on Labor Day, Sept. 7. Not only did the exhibit exceed attendance to the... Continue reading

300 People Lined Up to Meet Anna Wintour at the Met

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

"They came from all over the world," Vogue's Anna Wintour observed of the 300-odd people she met while signing catalogues of the Costume Institute's record-breaking exhibit, "China: Through the Looking Glass," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Wednesday afternoon. Wintour and... Continue reading

Empty Met: Capturing the ‘Through the Looking Glass’ Exhibition on Instagram

via @laurtypoo The usually packed Metropolitan Museum of Art cleared out last week to give Instagrammers an opportunity to photograph The Costume Institute exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, without distraction. “We hosted...Show More Summary

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