Thursday, October 30, 2008

Models and Muses at The Costume Institute May 2009

As much I love advocating about modeling and marketing another one of my passions is art and history.

Did you know that next spring there will be an exhibit at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art that is themed “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion?

I can hardly wait!

The exhibit is in the process of coming together and it will feature how models as the muse have inspired and shaped fashion throughout the 20th century. The exhibit will start on May 4th and will feature work from photographers such as Avedon, David Bailey, Steven Meisel, Horst, Bert Stern and Helmut Newton along with 70 haute couture and ready-to wear looks to co-side with the photographs and images and video footage that is fitting for each different era.

Also I love the book The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women by Michael Gross ( all models and those who love history should read this book) I recently read on Media Bistro that "The exhibition will also present quite the cross-selling opportunity for writer Michael Gross, whose much anticipated tell-all book about the Met—Rogues' Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money that Made the Metropolitan Museum—is slated for publication a few days after "The Model as Muse" gala opening."

Also exciting and will be looking for it!

Discovered at WWD and Media Bistro.

Photo: Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich’s Topless Swimsuit, 1964. Photograph by William Claxton/Courtesy Demont Photo Management.

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