Tam, NYC Fashion Week 2011

ROM Textiles and Costumes

40 “BIG” and unique artifacts from the ROM’s collection of over 50,000 textiles and costumes are receiving an exhibition and the word capitalization treatment. The costumes’ and textiles’ importance is not just in their size, but in the personal, social and cultural effects they produced across different time periods. The highlight is the red Christian Dior Couture cape dress from S/S 2011 collection designed by John Galiano that took 500 hours of work to create. Other big fashion designs include works by Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent. And the historical textiles on display are sourced from countries around the world, among them the 1925 Art Deco exhibition pieces from Paris.

Royal Ontario Museum, Patricia Harris Gallery. Until October 22, 2013

— Julia Parfenyuk

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