Vintage News | The Power of Dress
On my nine-day, six-city romp through Europe I managed to take in two powerful fashion exhibitions that covered the style waterfront—from conceptual understatement to flamboyant excess.
By Curate, June 15, 2017
Millinery maestro Stephen Jones celebrated his centenary—his own 60th birthday and the 40th anniversary of the first hat that he ever made (using plastic flowers from his parents’ house)—in characteristically quirky style at Bistrotheque in the trendy far reaches of London’s East End.
By Curate, June 05, 2017
On the fashion calendar, few dates are as important as the first Monday in May. That’s when the annual fundraising gala for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, known simply as the party of the year, is held.
By Curate, April 13, 2017
In the April issue of Vogue, Hamish Bowles takes us inside Chatsworth, the storied home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and the estate’s breathtaking clothing collection. Starting March 25th, pieces from that collection will be on view as part of an exhibition curated by Bowles, titled “House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth.”
By Curate, March 30, 2017
Hamish Bowles’s hands move like ballet dancers. His febrile fingers pirouette and twirl, jeté and pas de chat as he stands, still as a pin, barely breathing, his focus intent as he adjusts the billowing collar of an Yves Saint Laurent autumn/winter 1986 gold taffeta cape.
By Curate, January 20, 2017
Not wishing to let grass grow under my feet after the odyssey of the Spring collections, I took a flight from Paris to Seattle for three celebratory days related to the opening of the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibition “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style,” co-curated by Florence Müller (on view through January 8, 2017; the show will subsequently be presented at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond May 6 to August 27).
By Curate, November 28, 2016