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Curios and Treasures

Start Date 14 August 2000
End Date 29 April 2001
Venue Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location New York, USA
Curator Myra Walker
Designer Jill Hammarberg

This installation presents objects from The Costume Institute’s holdings that have never or rarely been on view. Included are unusual treasures, such as Elizabethan gauntlets and doublets, along with seventeenth- and eighteenth-century costume curiosities. The selections from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries illustrate the development of the Aesthetic Dress movement through the work of Liberty & Co. and designs by Mariano Fortuny.


Images courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art