Spring in the city is a wonderful thing. There is a lot to do and see although, since winter in New York is usually so miserable, we hardly want to be inside when the sun reintroduces itself to us again. So while there are a lot of interesting exhibitions currently on view, not many of them are decorative arts or fashion related, so perhaps, you should take the opportunity to stay outside and enjoy the sun!
This is the last week to see American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion, the exhibition, at the Museum of F.I.T, closes on Saturday, April 10. See my review from a few days ago. It is certainly worth the last-minute visit.
Prabal Gurung Monday, April 12, 7-9 pm, Museum at F.I.T., Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor Join fashion designer Prabal Gurung for a discussion exploring his unique design perspective. Gurung has worked with Cynthia Rowley and Bill Blass, and he launched his own line in February 2009. His collection has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Women’s Wear Daily, and his Hollywood following includes Demi Moore, Rachel Weisz, and Zoe Saldana.
“Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution” Caroline Weber Monday, April 19, 7pm, Museum at F.I.T, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, NW corner 7th Ave and 27th St. Historian Caroline Weber discusses Marie Antoinette’s wardrobe and its influence on the history of fashion and France. Weber says that the young queen’s fashion obsession was about self-assertion, not narcissism and frivolity. A signing of Weber’s book, Queen of Fashion, follows the lecture.