Exhibitions/ The Model as Muse

The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion

May 6, 2009–August 9, 2009
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

Exploring the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion focuses on iconic models of the twentieth century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition, organized by historical period from 1947 to 1997, features haute couture and ready-to-wear masterworks accompanied by fashion photography and video footage of models who epitomized their epochs.


The exhibition is made possible by Marc Jacobs.

Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.

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