When we start to see how fashion serves a purpose in our culture and history, we begin to dismiss the frivolous segment of it and assimilate a more responsible and protective conduct.
Fashion needs to be seen and not just a 20-minute catwalk or shopping spree. Museums are a cure for cultural curiosity.
Must See Exhibits:
Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street, Design Museum, UK
Willi Smith: Street Couture, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City
Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture, Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love, de Young Museum, San Francisco
Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Museo del Traje (Spanish National Museum for Fashion), Madrid; Image & Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period, Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas
The Ball, new fashion exhibition, Design Museum Holon, Israel
Feature Image: Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich, Phoenix Art Museum, is organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California.