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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

Today's fashion: Carolina Herrera, Herve Leger, Giorgio Armani

Art Knowledge News Announcement:

NEW YORK, NY.- The spring 2010 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, the first drawn exclusively from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. The exhibition, on view from May 5 through August 15, 2010 (preceded on May 3 by The Costume Institute Gala Benefit), will explore developing perceptions of the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940, and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition will reveal how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. “Gibson Girls” and “Screen Sirens” laid the foundation for today’s American woman – a theme that will be explored in a video installation.

What a wonderful opportunity to see the influences of the age of glamour and its influences today! A trip to NYC seems in order.

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