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VOL39.1 2016

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November 19. Fashion has often drawn inspiration from uniforms of all kinds, taking functional features and transforming them into decorative elements. The exhibit ex p l o re s t h e h i s to r y b e h i n d a v a r i e t y o f u n i f o r m s , considering both their social role and their influence on high fashion. It is organized thematically to focus on four categories of uniforms: military, work, school, and sports. The exhibition includes over seventy objects from the museum's permanent collection. 227 W. 27th St., New York, NY 10001; 212.217.4558; www.fitnyc.edu/museum. THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN displays "Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia" through September 25. A graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a former metalsmithing instructor, Bertoia has received international acclaim for his woven wire metal furniture and large bronze and copper sculptures. His exploration of the medium originated in jewelry design while he was still a high school student in Detroit in the 1930s. Of the hundreds of jewelry pieces attributed to Bertoia, the majority were produced during his years at Cranbrook in the early 1940s. 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019; 212.299.7777; www.madmuseum.org. THE TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA hosts its fifteenth biennial symposium from October 19 – 23 at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah. This year's theme Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port, is an invitation for participants to explore the ways in which textiles shape, and are shaped by historical, geographical, technological, and economic aspects of colonization and/or globalization. www.textilesocietyofamerica.org. NEW YORK THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART presents "MANUS X MACHINA: Fashion in an Age of Technology" through August 14. With more than one hundred seventy ensembles dating from the early twentieth century to the present, the exhibition addresses the founding of haute couture in the nineteenth century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production. 1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10028; 212.535.7710; www.metmuseum.org. THE MUSEUM AT THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW YORK hosts "Uniformity" through POWERHOUSE MUSEUM THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM hosts "Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life" through August 28, featuring looks from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, and Julien Macdonald. English stylist, editor and muse, Isabella Blow championed British fashion, nurturing the careers of many designers in the 1990s and beyond. The exhibition provides a rare chance to see over forty-five of her outfits comprising clothing, hats, shoes, and jewelry from more than twenty of the world's top fashion designers, photographs from key fashion photographers and hats from Philip Treacy's personal archives. Also showing is "Student Fashion 2016" through August 21. Each year this exhibition showcases outfits from the final-year top students from four Sydney-based fashion design schools. Shown are Blow Hat by Philip Treacy, dress and shoes by Alexander McQueen; Eyepiece Hat by Philip Treacy, ensemble by Alexander McQueen for Givenchy, shoes by Manolo Blahnik; and The Lace Wings Hat by Philip Treacy, jacket and dress by Alexander McQueen. 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia 2007; 61.02.9217.0111; maas.museum/powerhouse-museum. 14 ORNAMENT 39.1.2016

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