Clothed in Beauty: Recent Acquisitions of the Fashion Archives & Museum was an exhibit that celebrated generous donations to the FA&M. We selected this exhibit’s pieces for their beauty, intricate construction, and their joyful embrace of exuberant color. The exhibit and catalog also illustrate the diversity of the FA&M’s 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 those of China, Japan, Morocco, and Spain. Native and African American pieces are also featured in the display.
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