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THE COSTUME INSTITUTE SETS THEME FOR ANNUAL MET GALA

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will honor enigmatic fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garçons, at its annual The Met Gala next May. The evening serves as The Costume Institute’s biggest, splashy fundraising event that attracts celebrities, fashion elite and the glitterati. Co-chairs for next year’s gala include …

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Met Announces Technology + Fashion Theme for 2016’s Costume Exhibit

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Fashion and art continue to merge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, where the annual spring exhibit (coupled with the corresponding themed Met Gala) turns into THE New York event of the season. Next year’s exhibition–titled manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology—will be on view from May 5 through …

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“Kimono: A Modern History” at the Met is a Textile Extravaganza

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New York–With so much Asian influence in fashion now, particularly Japanese-styled obi-sashes, kimono wraps and Far Eastern prints, make sure to catch the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s excellent show “Kimono: A Modern History” before it closes January 19, 2015. Beautiful in design and craftsmanship (yet translating simply to “a thing …

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LIM to Host Now & Then Fashion Conference, Preview of Met’s Costume Institute Records

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New York—The past, present, and future of fashion will be examined in an upcoming conference hosted by LIM College. Entitled “Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary,” a conference in which participants will discuss the “past, present, and future uses of global fashion information,” is scheduled for October 23 …