Women Dressing Women

Feb28
  • Feb 1 - Feb 29
  • The Met Fifth Avenue
Photo credit: Claire McCardell wearing her “Future dress” (detail), 1945. Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld. © The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld 2023

The Costume Institute's fall 2023 exhibition will explore the creativity and artistic legacy of women fashion designers from The Met’s permanent collection, tracing a lineage of makers from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day by highlighting celebrated designers, new voices, and forgotten histories alike.

Women Dressing Women will feature the work of over seventy womenswear designers, spanning ca. 1910 to today, including French haute couture from houses such as Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Madeleine Vionnet, to American makers like Ann Lowe, Claire McCardell, and Isabel Toledo, along with contemporary designs by Iris van Herpen, Rei Kawakubo, Anifa Mvuemba, and Simone Rocha.

A catalogue, published by The Met and distributed by Yale University Press, will accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by Morgan Stanley.

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