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Fashion Unraveled

May 25, 2018 – November 17, 2018 Fashion Unraveled examined the concepts of imperfection and incompletion in fashion. Garments that were altered, unfinished, or deconstructed, in addition to clothing that …

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The Body: Fashion and Physique

December 5, 2017 – May 5, 2018 Fashion is inextricably linked to the physical form of the wearer. The cut of a garment draws the eye to zones of the …

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Force of Nature

May 30 – November 18, 2017 Force of Nature examined how the beauty and complexity of the natural world inspired fashion designers for centuries. The exhibition placed more than 95 …

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Black Fashion Designers

December 6, 2016 – May 16, 2017 Black Fashion Designers examined the impact made by designers of African descent on the world of fashion. Drawing exclusively from The Museum at …

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Uniformity

May 20 – November 19, 2016 Uniforms are the antithesis of high fashion. Where uniform design focuses on notions of functionality, control, and tradition, fashion promotes constant change, creativity, and …

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Denim: Fashion’s Frontier

December 1, 2015 – May 7, 2016 Denim: Fashion’s Frontier explored the multifaceted history of denim and its relationship with high fashion from the 19th century to the present. The …

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Global Fashion Capitals

June 2 – November 14, 2015 The globalization of fashion has given rise to new fashion cities that now annually host hundreds of fashion weeks around the world. Each city’s …

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Exposed: A History of Lingerie

June 3 – November 15, 2014 Exposed: A History of Lingerie examined intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present, featuring over 70 of the most delicate, luxurious, and …

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Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits

December 2, 2014 – April 25, 2015 Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits explored various levels of authenticity in fashion using approximately 100 objects from the museums permanent collection. Throughout …

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Trend-ology

December 3, 2013 – April 30, 2014 Trend-ology examined the vast array of sources from which fashion trends have developed over the past 250 years. Trends have emerged from high …

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