Posts Tagged ‘Costume Institute’

Designers, Quote of the day

Quote of the Day: Olivier Theyskens doesn’t seem to think much of the MET ball after-parties

By kelly on May 8th, 2009


“The parties tonight are great, but they don’t compare to three days ago, when I sat by the Seine on my own and smoked cigarillos. It’s my favorite thing in the world. I smoke this brand La Paz — they’re cheap but it’s what I always buy. And then, I peed into the Seine. It’s the best thing I did all week.”

[Uhhh too much information Olivier? As told to Hint Mag, May 6 2009.]

Fashion News

View the Costume Institute collection online

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on October 6th, 2008

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If you can’t make it to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute (and if you possibly can, we recommend it) then now you’re in luck! The MET has launched their online database.

The project was started in 2000 and since then the curators have “digitized” 29,432 objects from the 31,000-piece collection.

“We’re involved in working with the collection to prepare for a rehousing of it,” curator Harold Koda told WWD. “We have grown so much and would like to house everything properly, and in conjunction with that, we started to document things that hadn’t been reviewed since they first came in in the Forties. Once we got the information together, we thought it would be ideal if the general public could log in and, for instance, find all of our Christian Diors.”

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Celebrity Style

Update: Who’s dressing Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and others for the Met gala

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on April 28th, 2008

Kim from our U.K. fashion blog, Catwalk Queen, writes:

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The list of glitterati who will be attending next Monday’s Met Costume Institute Gala continues to be revealed. We already mentioned that our very own Tilda Swinton will be dressed by Miuccia Prada.

Well, no surprises with the latest news that old pals Katie Holmes and hubby Tom Cruise will be accompanied by co-chair Giorgio Armani.

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Fashion News

Spring Costume Institute exhibit to focus on Superheroes … fashion world scratches it’s head

By Andrea Thatcher on October 23rd, 2007

Like the rest of the fashionable we wait with baited breathe for the Costume Institute spring exhibit each year. And like good little patrons of the arts, we don’t just mean the Gala (while yes, that is the most heart-pounding red carpet of our voyeur year). We love the exhibits themselves! Validating fashion as an art form, bringing the country together in celebration of one theme from fashion, a trip to NY if you’re not in the city, it’s all very exciting. So it’s with disappointment we relay our underwhelmed attitude toward the 2008 exhibit. Superheroes? Seriously? Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy. The Fashion and Fantasy part sounds fun and exciting, but the superhero part is going to be way more intriguing to my husband than myself. I can’t imagine Giorgio Armani, the honorary chair of the event, being that excited either. Maybe Julia Roberts and George Clooney, co-chairs of the gala dinner will be excited, as actors. But can we have one thing in fashion not infringed on by Hollywood?

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