Art & Design Magazine

Decorative Arts Calendar: September

By Objectsnotpaintings

As much as I love summer andloathe the approaching cold weather, I am excited about the start of fall. Likegoing back to school, when I was a student, it gives me something to lookforward to. I am giddy with excitement about all of the exhibitions openingthis fall. Over the last few months the only exhibition on everyone’s lips was Savage Beauty. While the AlexanderMcQueen show deserves all of the credit it has received, I am ready to focus myattention on something else. You will, however, notice that most of theexhibitions deal with fashion, not surprising as Fashion Week takes over NYCthis month.
Daphne Guinness, The Museum at FIT, September 16, 2011- January 7, 2012   Daphne Guinness, one oftoday’s most original fashion icons, is the subject of the upcoming exhibitionwhich will feature approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’spersonal collection, plus films, videos, and images of and by her. Daphne Guinnesswill be co-curated by Daphne Guinness and Valerie Steele. The exhibition’sdesign, by Ken Nintzel, will be inspired by Guinness’s New York apartment. 
Picasso toKoons: Artist as Jeweler, Museum of Arts and Design, September 20, 2011-January 8, 2012. A peak into thecreative wellsprings of such artistic giants as Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Louise Nevelson, Anthony Caro, Yoko Ono, and Anish Kapoor. Boasting works by 135 artists, this captivating exhibition isdrawn from the holdings of a host of noted collectors, artists, and artistestates.
Hats: AnAnthology by Stephen Jones—acollaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and StephenJones, the world’s foremost hat designer—is at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC)in New York City, September 15, 2011 to April 15, 2012. It is the first venuein this country. The exhibition, which had over 100,000 visitors at theV&A, displays more than 250 hats chosen with the expert eye of the mastermilliner. Stephen Jones spearheaded the fashionable revival of Britishmillinery in the early 1980s. Using unusual materials and daring designs, hisexquisitely crafted hats have pushed the boundaries of hat design forward formore than three decades.
Giorgiodi Sant’ Angelo, Phoenix ArtMuseum, September 17, 2011 - February 12, 2012. The first ever retrospective to highlight the extraordinaryingenuity of American designer Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo. Featuring more than 40ensembles and accessories, the exhibition spans the late 1960s through theearly 1990s and provides a stunning overview of Sant’ Angelo’s influence andlegacy. 
Harper's Bazaar: A Decade of Style, International Center for Photography, September 9, 2011–January 8, 2012. This exhibition distills that decade into a choice group of nearly thirty images by some of the most important photographers working today, including Peter Lindbergh, Jean-Paul Goude, David Bailey, William Klein, Patrick Demarchelier, Sølve Sundsbø, Tim Walker, Mario Sorrenti, Hiro, Melvin Sokolsky, and Karl Lagerfeld. Among the artists represented are Nan Goldin, Ralph Gibson, and Chuck Close. Along with inventive fashion images in a wide range of styles, from classic to cinematic, there are vivid portraits of designers Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and Diane Von Furstenberg, and celebrities like Daphne Guinness, Lady Gaga, and Julianne Moore.
Slaves toFashion ~ Monica Miller, Thursday, September 22, 6pm, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and DesignCenter, first floor. Museum at F.I.T.  Join Miller as she presents her new book, Slavesto Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity,the first cultural history of the black dandy, from Enlightenment England tothe contemporary, cosmopolitan art worlds of London and New York. Slaves toFashion received the 2010 William Sanders Scarborough Prize for the bestbook in African American Literature and Culture. A signing of Miller’s bookfollows the lecture.
 “Fashionin Film", Museum of Arts and Design, September 9-11.  A festival revolving around a  series of innovative cinematic moments thathave expectedly and unexpectedly influenced the worlds of style and fashion.The series is co-curated by Simon Doonan. Films to be featured include “Qui êtes-vous,Polly Maggoo?”, “Umbrellas of Cherbourg”, and “X, Y, and Zee.” And on 9/11there will be a special panel discussion and reception "Spotlight on fashion innovation: Creativeinspiration from Cinema."

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