Fashion & Style…A Mother’s Influence

For These Designers, Mom Knew Best By CHLOE MALLE Published: May 6, 2011 IN “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde wrote: “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” Fashion designers get around this problem by incorporating their mother’s way of dressing into their work. On the occasion…

Art and Culture…Sonia Delaunay, artist and fashion designer

Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay  On view now through June 19, 2011 at Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York  “Examining the more practical side of Delaunay’s pioneering achievement, this beautiful, enlightening exhibition offers some alluring artworks, garments and accessories, especially a passel of radiant scarves. But it bets most of…

It’s all about the clothes…Valentino

2011 Couture Council Artistry of Fashion Award: Valentino On Wednesday September 7, 2011, The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will honor Valentino with their 2011 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.  The event has become a tradition in preceding the arrival of Fall Fashion Week! “Valentino was chosen in recognition of his…

Art and Culture…an everyday icon

The Museum at FIT presents Fashion Culture Special Programs throughout the year.  Check this one out!  Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style ~ Kate Betts Thursday, May 12, 6pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor “Join the former editor of Time magazine’s Style and Design section Kate Betts…

a little Art and Culture…”Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou”

We all know Picasso’s work…and we all know that he frequently painted his mistresses.  This new exhibition, “Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou” by co-curator and Picasso historian John Richardson, will highlight the relationship between him and Marie-Thérèse, his most famous mistress. Photo: Rob McKeever, Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery “Picasso…