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Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

Start Date 21 November 2020
End Date 14 March 2020
Venue Peabody Essex Museum
Location Salem, MA, USA
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

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.

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Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion has been organized in association with Kunstmuseum Den Haag. Leslie and Angus Littlejohn, Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation, The Coby Foundation, Ltd., Jennifer and Andrew Borggaard, James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes, Kate and Ford O’Neil, Henry and Callie Brauer and Chip and Susan Robie provided generous support. We also recognize the generosity of the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. Additional support provided by MR. SID, Inc.


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Image courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, USA.