With breathtaking displays like Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty,' fashion-focused exhibitions have been met with an explosion in popularity and demand. Although designers have been part of the creative realm for centuries, their work is only recently gaining recognition at the level of high art.
Designers such as McQueen, Balenciaga and Jean Paul Gaultier are known for their unorthodox and extravagant creations. These offbeat designs enthrall and captivate visitors with their intricate details and craftsmanship. These fashion-focused exhibitions allow designers to engage consumers through a visual history of their products. Fashion and art continue to grow closer together, with designers working with artists on collaborative collections.
While some may argue these fashion-focused exhibitions are blurring the definition of high art and high fashion, they certainly provide an extensive retrospective into the lives of these great design giants.
From Chic Sheet Shows to Historic-Style Salon Showings
One-Day Designer Exhibits
The Prada '24 h Museum' is a Quick & Elegant Installation
Historical Couture Exhibits
The Curator of the Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs Exhibition Tours the Show
Couture Icon Collaboration Exhibits
The Schiaparelli and Prada 'Impossible Conversations' Display
Fashion House Museum Exhibits
Pushkin Museum Inspiration Dior Installation is for Fashionistas
Historic-Style Salon Showings
The CHANEL 'Little Black Jacket' Exhibition is Timeless
Body-Loving Designer Exhibits
The Alaïa. Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century Exhibition
Museums Meet Fashion
Hussein Chalayan Retrospective: 'From Fashion And Back'
Fashion House Art Exhibits
'The World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk'
Celebrating Iconic Fashion Careers
Sonja Rykiel's Paris Exhibition
Marvelous Millinery Exhibitions
Stephen Jones' Hats on Display at London's V & A
Guerrilla Fashion Exhibits
'Printed Matter' by Comme des Garcons
Chic Sheet Shows
The Papier Fashion Exhibition Showcases this Versatile Textile
Fashion House Museums
The Gucci Museo in Florence Unveils Gucci's Secrets
Haute Ethnic Tributes
30 Years of Japanese Fashion Celebrated in London
Eccentric Fashion Exhibits
The Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty Art Show is Bold