The Year of Fashion at the Mint Museum

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Mint Museum Uptown

Mint Museum Randolph


The Mint has collected fashion for more than 40 years, and celebrates the art form with three extraordinary exhibitions during 2017-2018.

The Mint Museum has been collecting historic and contemporary fashions for over 40 years. Fashion is one of the most engaging and meaningful art forms, with rich aesthetic and cultural associations through the ages. Beginning in fall 2017 and continuing through spring and summer 2018, you are invited to join the Mint in its celebration of the “Year of Fashion.”

  • William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016 , September 23, 2017 – June 3, 2018, Mint Museum Uptown. Celebrate Broadway’s Tony Award-winning costume designer, featuring ensembles by this N.C. native from shows including “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”
  • Charlotte Collects: Contemporary Couture and Fabulous Fashion , October 14, 2017 -February 4, 2018, Mint Museum Randolph. Take an intimate look at important designs in the collections of several fashion leaders in the Charlotte community, from exquisite creations by Giambattista Valli to innovative designs by Issey Miyake.
  • Oscar de la Renta  exhibition, April 29 – July 29, 2018, Mint Museum Randolph. Organized in close collaboration with Oscar de la Renta LLC and curated by André Leon Talley, former editor-at-large for American Vogue and current contributing editor, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta contains dozens of fashions made during the span of de la Renta’s career in Spain, Paris, and New York.

If you want to support these events and provide critical operating funds to continue the study, conservation, and collection of fashion, please consider becoming one of the Mint’s Friends of Fashion. Contact Kitty Hall at or 704.337.2034.

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Learn more about the William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

William Ivey Long

William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016 is presented to the Charlotte community with generous support from Wells Fargo Private Bank. Additional corporate support provided by J.P. Morgan and Novant Health. Also made possible by substantial contributions from the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Friends of William Ivey Long. Exhibition organized by The Mint Museum.

Friends of William Ivey Long

Katie and Wynn Charlebois
Lisa and Carlos Evans
Beverly and Jim Hance, Jr.
Noelle and Mark Mahoney
Renee and Hugh McColl III
Susanne and Bill McGuire, Jr.
Ulrike and Alex Miles
Jo Ann and Joddy Peer
Susan and Sam Rankin
Paige and Art Roselle
Leigh-ann and Martin Sprock
Allison Sprock
Ann and Michael Tarwater
Debi and Bill Timmerman, Jr.

Media Sponsors

Charlotte Collects

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


Oscar De La Renta

Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of Oscar de la Renta, LLC. Presented to the Charlotte community by Wells Fargo Private Bank, with additional support from the Mint Museum Auxiliary, Moore & Van Allen, and Dickens-Mitchener.

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

Presenting Sponsor


Media Sponsors