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Coming Up: US Exhibitions For Costume People (Spring/Summer 2019)

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You are in for some real fashion and costume treats in this year’s spring/summer exhibition roundup in the USA.

Clear your diary and get ready to be wowed, as 2019’s exhibition offerings are pretty impressive.

Browse through our guide to some of the best in the states this season:

27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design

The Annual Costume Design exhibition at FIDM has been unveiled and promises to celebrate some of the greatest achievements in film.

Expect to see plenty of your favourite costumes from the big screen, as well as some of the incredible Academy Award nominees.

FIDM Museum, LA, CA.

Downton Abbey The Exhibition

Obsessed with the series? Well now you can see the exquisite costumes from the hugely popular TV show up close and personal.

Sweeping you back in time to Edwardian England, this showcase allows you to explore what the characters wore, how they dined and there’s even a chance to practice your etiquette with afternoon tea.

On until April 22nd 2019 at CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Warner Brothers: Classics Made Here

Warner Brothers are opening up an exciting new studio tour this May, giving visitors the chance to admire some of the Hollywood classics.

Marvel at the ‘Leading Ladies’ section, with dresses worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis as well as James Dean’s classic red bomber.

On from May 2019, Warner Brothers Studio, Burbank, CA.

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion & Film: ‘Guldnakke’

Transport yourself back in time with this intriguing collection photographs of 19th century bonnets from Denmark, worn by modern women.

View the exceptional detail woven into the ‘Guldnakkes’ – translated as ‘golden necks’ – and ponder the artists decision to bring back these historical items into the present day.

On until July 28th 2019 Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia.

Fashion Institute Technology: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT

Celebrate a whopping half-a-century of fashion, costume and style with the FIT as it brings back 33 of its most inspirational exhibitions featured since 1971.

Browse 80 stunning looks from across their huge catalogue of exhibitions such as ‘Fashion and Surrealism’, ‘The Corset’ and ‘A Queer History of Fashion’.

On until April 20th 2019 at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.

Dior: From Paris to the world

Immerse yourself in the ethereal world of Dior with this fabulous retrospect at Denver Art Museum, including a spectacular collection of more than 200 couture dresses.

The exhibition tracks through the fashion house’s incredible history and visitors can delight in the accessories, jewelry, photos, sketches and videos on display.

On until March 17th 2019 at Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO before moving to the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX from May 19th until September 1st 2019.

Camp: Notes on Fashion

Here’s this year’s biggie from The Met and their theme for 2019 is intriguingly titled ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’.

This exhibition promises to go large, with a celebration of all things considered ‘camp’, working through an eclectic catalogue from its alleged origins with Louis XIV, to the victorian drag queen scene in London.

This event is set and dressed to impress!

On from May 9th-September 8th 2019, The Met, Fifth Ave, New York, NY.

Frida Kahlo: Appearances can be deceiving

Fans of Frida Kahlo can be prepared to be amazed in what is the single largest exhibition in the USA to focus on this influential artist in a decade.

Aswell as her exquisite works of art, some of her personal belongings are also on display for the first time in the states, including her clothing, corsets and jewelry collection.

On until May 12th 2019 at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Made Visible, Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity

This refreshing exhibition showcases artists who have used clothing as a means to explore identity and class division 25 years after the oppressive apartheid institution in South Africa.

This inspirational collection of artists work includes visual and performance art, aswell as culture and featured objects to celebrate the identities of South African people.

On until May 12th 2019, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

The Fashions of Fiction

This one may be a little less glitzy, but still an interesting visit for those who are interested in fiction and costume.

This small but perfectly formed exhibition, provides an enlightening look at the role of costume in famous literature such as Jane Eyre and The Great Gatsby.

On until April 11th 2019 at the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania, PA.

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