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The Costume Institute Revisited with Page Knox: Masterworks - Unpacking Fashion

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Highlighting approximately 60 masterworks from the early 18th century to the present, this lecture will feature pieces  which The Costume Institute has acquired since in the last decade. Chronologically exploring various objects —primarily women’s wear, as well as some men’s wear and a selection of accessories—the lecture will offer a discussion the significance of these pieces and their designers within the canon of fashion history. The lecture will explore how the exhibition paired newly acquired works with pieces already in the collection - a recently acquired John Galliano for Maison Margiela dress from 2015 is paired with a Cristobal Balenciaga gown from 1964 while an Azzedine Alaia dress from the 1994 (new to the collection) is juxtaposed with a Charles James evening dress from the 1950s - to illustrate the enduring influence of certain master couturiers and iconic historical silhouettes. The lecture will also feature some of the ensembles donated by designers in honor of Harold Koda upon his retirement as Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute in January 2016.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed


Page Knox 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/22/2020 - 7/22/2020 Weekly - Wed 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM N/A - Online Page Knox