Later this month, the Smithsonian Institution's new exhibition “Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume" will open at Seattle’s EMP Museum. A collaboration with the Lucas Museum and Lucasfilm, the exhibit includes Jedi robes, Princess Leia’s slave bikini, Chewbacca's pelt, and many other costumes and related art and ephemera. Read the rest
US Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour dropped by China's capital this week to promote the opening of the Costume Institute's upcoming Sino-inspired exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. [ more › ]
Today, The Metropolitan Museum of Art held a press briefing at the Palace Museum in Beijing, China, about its spring 2015 Costume Institute exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass. The exhibition, on view at the Met from May 7 to August 16, will explore how Chinese art and film have influenced Western fashion design for centuries. Show More Summary
Comtesse Jacqueline de Ribes — perpetual figure on the International Best Dressed List and owner of one of the most enviable wardrobes ever — is getting her own Costume Institute tribute. A WWD item today says that the muse to Valentino and YSL (the latter once called her an "ivory unicorn")... More »
University of Chicago students took to Twitter last night, calling out widespread misogyny, Title IX violations, queerphobia, transphobia, racism (including these Halloween costumes), ableism, lack of mental health services, lack of support for low-income students — and institutional tolerance of it all. Show More Summary
A new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute examines the fashion etiquette of Victorian- and Edwardian-era grief After Oscar de la Renta's death last week, his legion fans among New York society paid tribute to the designer by donning his brightly-hued gowns for parties and charity galas. Show More Summary
Before I left the house to go to the new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, which explores The Costume Institute's extensive collection of grieving garments from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, I thought about asking my father what I should wear. Show More Summary
This spring, London's Victoria & Albert museum will be the site of a new version of "Savage Beauty," the 2011 blockbuster Alexander McQueen exhibit that remains the Met Costume Institute's most attended show. Today, British Vogue has some details on what we can expect. This incarnation will include a room... More »
Mr. Wong, the film director, will serve as artistic director for “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion,” opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May.
So exciting! Jennifer Lawrence has been named the co-chair of the 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit. The theme for this coming year’s Met Gala will be “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion.” PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lawrence According to Vogue: “Chinese Whispers” will [...]
Jennifer Lawrence isn't just attending the 2015 Met Gala - she's also the event's co-chair, the Costume Institute and Vogue announced on Friday. The big news shouldn't come as a surprise. In the four years since her breakout role inShow More Summary
An exhibit of dance costumes and fashion opens tomorrow at the Fashion Institute of Technology's museum at 7th Avenue and 27th Street in Manhattan and runs through January 3, 2015. Costumes from Balanchine's Jewels in 1967, Tharp's In the Upper...
Details about the 2015 Costume Institute Gala have been released and boy will this be a precarious one. Jennifer Lawrence will co-chair the event, which is fun—keeping things young! Lawrence is joined by Anna Wintour, obviously, Gong Li, Marissa Mayer and Wendi Murdoch. Show More Summary
Aptly following the end of NYFW, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has just announced that the Costume Institute's May exhibition will be "Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion," on view from May 7 through Aug. 16. Show More Summary
While the Charles James exhibit, with its sweeping gowns and colorful palette, is still on display at the Anna Wintour Costume Center, a much more, well, subdued show is set to take its place soon. On October 21, "Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" will open in the... More »
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is hosting a fall exhibition for the first time in seven years, and it will be a decidedly somber affair. Announced today, the show focuses on Victorian and Edwardian mourning fashi...
Let it never be said that Anna Wintour is one to rest on her laurels. Hot on the heels of reopening The Costume Institute in May as the Anna Wintour Costume Center and christening the space with one of the prettiest exhibitions to date,...Show More Summary
This weekend, David Cronenberg: The Exhibition lands at Amsterdam's EYE Film Institute. Celebrating one of my favorite contemporary directors, the show features props from the movies, original costumes, set photos, and screenings of all his films, from Shivers and Videodrome to Scanners and Dead Ringers.
Last December, a blaze destroyed the world-renowned National Institute of Flamenco, taking with it the Albuquerque group’s studios, irreplaceable costumes, archives and business files.