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(21) Reid & Harriet, Costume Designers

Today we are joined by Reid Bartleme and Harriet Jung, prolific costume designers working in New York City.  The pair met in classes at The Fashion Institute of Technology and founded Reid & Harriet designs in 2011.  Since then, they...Show More Summary

The Costume Institute's 'Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion' Showcases Its Best Pieces From the Past 10 Years

It's been 10 years since the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute dedicated an exhibition exclusively to new acquisitions, so the fall 2016 exhibit "Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion," open to the public on Friday in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, showcases the... Continue reading

Prada Debuts Its Spring Short Film 'Past Forward,' Directed by David O. Russell

Art has always played a major role in Miuccia Prada's work, whether it's through Baroque-inspired sunglasses, collage-style ad campaigns (sometimes featuring up to 27 models) or being the subject of a Costume Institute exhibit. Her latest endeavor, which debuts worldwide on Thursday, takes on the... Continue reading

The Smithsonian Saved the Ruby Slippers—and the Scarecrow's Costume Is Next

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

After securing funds to restore Dorothy's iconic red shoes, the institution is looking to raise an additional $85,000 to conserve the Scarecrow’s costume.

Apple continues its focus on fashion, will again sponsor the annual Met Gala

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its annual Costume Institute exhibition and gala and Apple again will be one of the sponsors for the event, according to Vogue. The 2017 Met Gala theme will be “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.” For those unfamiliar, Res Kawakubo is a prominent fashion design, while Comme des Garçons is her label. more… Filed under: Apple

Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons Will Be Costume Institute's Big Spring 2017 Show

After months of speculation, the big spring exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute will center on the influential designer Rei Kawakubo and her line, Comme de Garçons. The museum said the show will look at herShow More Summary

Rei Kawakubo Will Be 2nd Living Designer Ever to Get a Costume Institute Exhibition

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

After months of speculation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Friday morning that its 2017 spring Costume Institute exhibit and gala will honor legendary Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. This will be just the second spring exhibit in the museum's history to spotlight a... Continue reading

Met Gala 2017 Theme Revealed

2 months agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that the theme for its 2017 Costume Institute exhibition and gala will be Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.

FIDM continues to celebrate costume design fit for the small screen

Ten years ago, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum & Galleries in downtown Los Angeles helped change the perception of television costume design by devoting what’s considered to be the world's first museum exhibition to the clothes worn on the small screen. Costumes and their...

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Donald Trump delivering a speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 7, 2016. (Mark Makela/Getty Images) Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump attending the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, May 2, 2016. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com) After the shooting death [...]

It's Your Last Chance To See Manus X Machina At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

For all you procrastinators out there, this is your final chance to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art's blockbuster Costume Institute show, Manus x Machina. The show, which was extended a few extra weeks, is closing after Labor Day. [ more › ]

Report: The Costume Institute Is Planning a Rei Kawakubo–Themed Exhibit

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The reclusive Rei Kawakubo may become a household name if Women’s Wear Daily’s report today is confirmed. According to the paper, the bigwigs at the Met Costume Institute are mulling a show devoted to the perpetually avant-garde Comme des Garçons designer, a move that would mark its second exhibit devoted ... More »

Must Read: Rumors of a Rei Kawakubo Costume Institute Exhibition, Alexander McQueen & Isabella Blow Movie in Development

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

These are the stories making headlines on Wednesday.Sources say Rei Kawakubo will be the focus of the Costume Institute's spring exhibitionThe enigmatic designer and woman behind Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market will reportedly be the Costume Institute's sole... Continue reading

Here are the Weirdest Scenes from the VMA Pre-Show Strobe Light Photobooth

This year at the Costume Institute's annual Met Gala, Vogue set up a "Manus x Machina" photo booth for elite attendees that was decked out with mirrors and strobe lights. It produced vignettes that were as glamorous as they were awkward, and fortunately, MTV decided to set up a video portrait ... More »

The Met extends hours for final weekend of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology"

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today extended hours for the final weekend of the popular Costume Institute exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. On Friday, September 2, and Saturday, September 3, the exhibition will remain open to the public until midnight. Show More Summary

Must Read: The Met Delays Upcoming Costume Institute Opening, The Future of Saint Laurent's L.A. Team

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

These are the stories making headlines on Wednesday.The Met delays opening for upcoming Costume Institute exhibitionFollowing Manus x Machina, the opening date for the Costume Institute's next exhibition, "Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion," has been delayed to November 18. (It was... Continue reading

Costume Institute's fall 2016 exhibition to focus on recently collected works

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Costume Institute's Fall 2016 exhibition, Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion, on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center from November 8, 2016, through February 5, 2017, will feature significant acquisitions of the past 10 years. The...Show More Summary

The Costume Institute's Fall Exhibit Will Showcase Its Greatest Fashion Hits Acquired in the Last Decade

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

Some of the most fascinating moments in "The First Monday in May" — the documentary released this year about the 2015 Met Gala and "China: Through the Looking Glass" exhibit — were the behind-the-scenes glimpses at how the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute staff unboxes and prepares its... Continue reading

Met Museum Extends 'Manus x Machina' Exhibit through September

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

One more chance to see the Costume Institute's latest show

Must Read: The Met Extends 'Manus x Machina,' Ciara Marries in Cavalli Couture

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : Fashionista

These are the stories making headlines on Thursday.The Met extends the Costume Institute's "Manus x Machina" exhibitHaving already drawn more than 350,000 visitors since its opening, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to extend the current Costume Institute exhibit by three weeks,... Continue reading

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