Archive for April, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

“blog.mode: addressing fashion” is now closed

The special exhibition “blog.mode: addressing fashion” closed on Sunday, April 13. Although we will not be updating this blog or publishing new comments, we invite you to continue reading through the existing posts and comments on this site.

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ethereal Nature


Rodarte (American, founded 2005). Evening Dress, fall/winter 2006–7. Pale yellow silk chiffon and white silk satin with accordion pleating and self-fabric applied panels and rosettes. Gift of Christine Suppes, 2007 (2007.381).

Rodarte is the label of the Mulleavy sisters, Kate and Laura. In the two years since establishing their design house, the sisters have developed a devout following among fashion connoisseurs. Read more »

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Beautiful Fall

Madame Grès

Madame Grès (French, 1903–1993). Dress, 1971. White hand-pleated silk jersey. Gift of Thomas L. Kempner, 2006 (2006.420.6).

Alix Grès was a designer of diverse tastes, but one whose work always reflected her fascination with the complexities of a garment’s cut and structure. She was most widely known for her finely pleated silk jersey dresses Read more »

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