Clothed in Beauty: Recent Acquisitions of the Fashion Archives & Museum

Clothed in Beauty: Recent Acquisitions of the Fashion Archives & Museum

Clothed in Beauty: Recent Acquisitions of the Fashion Archives & Museum an exhibit that celebrated generous donations to the FA&M selected for their beauty, intricate construction, or simply their joyful embrace of exuberant color. The exhibit and the forthcoming catalog also illustrate the diversity of the FA&M holdings: in terms of time, garments dating back to the eighteenth century bring to life the evolving notions of fashion, shifting definitions of beauty, and the etiquette of dress; in terms of cultures, the selections encompass not only Western modes, but also China, Japan, Morocco, and Spain. Native and African Americans are also featured in the display.