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Charlotte Collects: Contemporary Couture and Fabulous Fashion

Charlotte Collects: Contemporary Couture and Fabulous Fashion

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Oct 14 2017-Feb 4 2018   /  Focused on 21st century long gowns, from cocktail attire to wedding dresses, this exhibition highlights the meticulous craftsmanship, attention to detail, and fine materials characteristic of couture.

Exhibition Highlights

About The Exhibition

Oct 14 2017-Feb 4 2018

Focused on 21st century long gowns, from cocktail attire to wedding dresses, this exhibition highlights the meticulous craftsmanship, attention to detail, and fine materials characteristic of couture. Also highlighted is the inherent architecture of fashion from the pattern pieces, cut, and construction methods, sometimes layered with innovative decorative flourishes of surface design. Charlotte Collects presents an array of international designs including extraordinary creations by Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Issey Miyake, Isaac Mizrahi, Rochas, Rodarte, Jason Wu, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and Junya Watanabe.

The exhibition offers a sampling of sartorial splendor from 11 local collectors: Amanda Weisiger Cornelson, Lisa Dargan, Myra Gassman, Deidre Grubb, Alex Holleman, Chandra Janway Johnson, Ashley Mattei, Cam Newton, Laura Vinroot Poole, Kim Blanding Putney, and Ann Tarwater. It tells the story of each of the collectors’ individual philosophies and collecting criteria, and will equip the public with the tools to look at fashion in new ways via the formal elements of art and design. The exhibition is curated by Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design, & Fashion at The Mint Museum, dressed by consulting fashion conservator Tae Smith.

The exhibition is organized by The Mint Museum and presented to the community by PNC Financial Services.

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Additional Support Provided by Friends of Fashion

 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Weston M. Andress
  • Kelle and Len Botkin
  • Ansley and John Calhoun
  • Betsy Fleming and Edward Weisiger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Grace
  • James and Beverly Hance, Jr.
  • Liz and Aubrey Hilliard
  • Kelly and Rick Hopkins
  • Dr. A. Davis Ligon, Jr.
  • Ashley and Scott Mattei
  • Samantha and Mark McCall
  • Posey and Mark Mealy
  • Maria and Jeff Owen
  • Courtney and Casey Rogers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roselle
  • Jane and Nelson Schwab
  • Bobbie and Thad Sharrett
  • Kati and Chris Small
  • Ann and Michael Tarwater
  • Rocky and Curtis Trenkelbach
  • Jenny and Henry Ward
  • Jerri and Mark Webb
  • Jennifer and Eric Webber
  • Margaret and Ward Williams