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Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion

Start Date 06 May 2009
End Date 09 August 2009
Venue Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location New York, USA
Curator Harold Koda and Kohle Yohannan

Exploring the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion focuses on iconic models of the twentieth century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition, organized by historical period from 1947 to 1997, features haute couture and ready-to-wear masterworks accompanied by fashion photography and video footage of models who epitomized their epochs.

Images courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art.