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Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

Start Date 21 November 2020
End Date 14 March 2021
Venue Peabody Essex Museum
Location Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Curator Petra Slinkard
Exhibition displaying eight mannequins wearing garments from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Exhibition with a mannequin on a plinth, surrounded by quotes on circular text panels on the curtain wall..
Exhibition with mannequins on plinths.
Exhibition with a mannequin on a plinth wearing a yellow and black check ensemble from the 20th century.
Exhibition with a long row of photographs displayed on the wall in columns of three, with a yellow, pink or blue overlay.

Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion showcases more than 100 works, spanning 250 years, recognizing women’s often-overlooked contributions to the fashion and design industry. From Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress to Elsa Schiaparelli and Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, to experimental labels like Chromat, women designers have transcended genres and revolutionized ideas of identity.

Made It features show-stopping ensembles, street fashion, ready-to-wear, and haute couture that illuminate issues of representation, creativity, consumption, transculturation, and distinctiveness which have and continue to impact the fashion industry.

Images courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA.