Art: High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Two separate traveling fashion exhibitionsshowed how 20th-century fashion can have just as visionary and avant-garde an agenda as painting or sculpture.

click to enlarge “Necklace” by Elsa Schiaparelli and Jean Clemént
“Necklace” by Elsa Schiaparelli and Jean Clemént

Two separate traveling fashion exhibitions — High Style and The Total Look — both brought here by Cynthia Amneus, curator of fashion arts and textiles/chief curator, showed how 20th-century fashion can have just as visionary and avant-garde an agenda — in the hands of a Gernreich, Charles James or Elsa Schiaparelli — as painting or sculpture. And you can wear it! Read about other striking 2015 art exhibits here.


High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

continues through Jan. 24 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. More info: cincinnatiartmuseum.org.


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