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Iconic Fashions from Costume Institute Set the Bar High on Project Runway

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2010

«Project Runway, the reality television series about fashion design, visited the Met during an episode entitled "The Highs and Lows of Fashion," which debuted on January 28, 2010.» The season's design contestants were brought to the American Wing's Charles Engelhard Court by mentor Tim Gunn, who presented ten iconic looks from The Costume Institute's collection, including work by Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Madame Grès, Halston, and Yves Saint Laurent. He paired the designers in teams and charged them with creating designs that might be worthy of The Costume Institute—a goal that is "the ultimate achievement for a fashion designer."

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