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The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion Identity: Globalization

Start Date 01 January 2006
End Date 14 February 2006
Venue Godwin–Ternbach Museum
Location New York, USA
mannequins on display

An exhibition of over 30 garments and numerous textiles, representing aesthetics and techniques from around the world, selected from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and the Queens College Costume Collection and complemented by loans from private collections and international designers. Traditional garments and textiles of non-Western cultures are shown along with modern examples from Western societies to explore how the world of fashion has been enriched by different ethnic sources, the reciprocal relationship of fashion and culture, and the central role of clothing in our lives.

Designed to highlight and embrace the rich multicultural composition of the borough of Queens, it demonstrates how fashion, based in the world of appearances, is an ideal vehicle for visual interpretation and examination of our world.

Image courtesy of Godwin-Ternbach Museum.