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Showing posts with label Fashion Institute of Technology. Show all posts

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fashion museums Worldwide

©ourtesy of Maureen Jenkins, Special to CNN
The "Marilyn" exhibit features dozens of the Hollywood legend's Ferragamo-designed shoes, apparel from her wardrobe and photographs depicting her day-to-day life.

Here’s a glimpse of the sartorial style you’ll find at 10 of the world’s top fashion museums. Click through examples of the Fashion Museum Galleries that follow from all over the Globe.

Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
Florence, Italy
Housed just downstairs from the company’s flagship boutique on Florence’s ultra-chic Via dei Tornabuoni, the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo pays tribute to this legendary Italian fashion company’s products — and the global celebrities who helped make them famous. Naples-born Salvatore Ferragamo became “shoemaker to the stars” in the 1920s after opening a shop in Hollywood. With rotating exhibitions like “Marilyn” and an impressively displayed permanent collection of Ferragamo’s iconic footwear, this museum is a must-see for the casual and footwear-obsessed fashion follower.
Museo de la Moda
Santiago, Chile
Founded in 1999 by Jorge Yarur Bascuñán, a descendant of wealthy Chilean-Palestinian textile merchants, the privately funded Museo de la Continue reading

Monday, June 20, 2011

Costumer JOHN DUNN for Cable Drama, talks

John Dunn began researching costumes for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire by scouring the legendary libraries at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, as well as photographs inside the Library of Congress. Executive Producer Martin Scorsese even compiled a 1920s film reel for the costume designer, who also visited New York vintage shops and Los Angeles costume warehouses. “That’s what really informed us about the construction, the fabrics, materials, details, colors. And the latter was really eye-opening,” says Dunn, who was Emmy-nominated for the first season of Mad Men “We are so used to looking at that period in black-and-white films and sepia photos. Not a lot of the original color survived. But if you take apart a hem or a seam in a vintage garment, you’re like, ‘Holy Cow! Look at that color!’ It was not a drab period at all. We were amazed by the colors even the men were wearing back then.” Dunn used only authentic fabrics, nothing that did not exist in 1920, and often had to have fabrics specially woven for the men’s suits to get the proper period weight and texture. Steve Buscemi’s clothing was custom-made by master tailor Martin Greenfield, who could turn out a suit for the show in just four days, often in triplicate. -- Read more about John Dunn HERE

This Article was written by Elizabeth Snead @ deadline.com

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fashion Museums: Edgy Exhibits

The Associated Press

For fashionistas who love vintage fashion and couture, many museums in the U.S. and abroad can give a fashion fix. Fashion museums and costume institutes offer close-up looks at contemporary designers and cutting-edge trends, as well as classic styles and fashion history. These collections of clothing, accessories and textiles can be found in style capitals such as New York, Los Angeles and Paris, and in unexpected places such as Indianapolis and Antwerp, Belgium

New York City

Los Angeles



Belgium: Mode Museum