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Museums: Fashion Exhibitions Around the World

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE

Hotel de Caumont Centre D'Art
[3, rue Joseph Cabassal 13100 Aix-en-Provence]

  • Marilyn: I Wanna Be Loved By You
    Through Mary 1, 2017

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ATLANTA

High Museum of Art
[1280 Peachtree St. NE]

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion
[1600 Peachtree St. NW]

  • Embellished: Adornment Through the Ages
    Through January 29, 2017
  • Threads of History: Two Hundred Years of Fashion
    Through March 19, 2017

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BATH, UK

Fashion Museum
[Assembly Rooms, Bennett St. BA1 2QH]

  • One Hundred Star Objects from the Fashion Museum Collection
    Through January 1, 2018
  • Lace in Fashion
    February 4, 2017-January 1, 2018

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BOSTON

Museum of Fine Arts
[465 Huntington Ave.]

  • Past is Present: Revival Jewelr
    February 14, 2017-August 19, 2018

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CHARLOTTE, NC

Mint Museum UPTOWN
[500 South Tryon Street]

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CHICAGO, IL

Chicago History Museum
[1601 N. Clark St.]

  • Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier
    Opens October 22, 2016

Driehaus Museum
[40 East Erie Street]

  • L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters
    February 11, 2017-January 7, 2018

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    THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS

    The Gemeentemuseum
    [Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag]

    • Huber de Givenchy--To Audrey With Love
      Through March 26, 2017

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    KENT, OH

    Kent State University Museum
    [515 Hilltop Dr.]

    • (dis)ABLED BEAUTY
      Through March 12, 2017
    • Fashions of South Africa
      Through July 2, 2017
    • The 1980s: An Age of Excess
      February 3-September 3, 2017

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      LONDON

      Design Museum
      [224-238 Kensington High Street, London W86AG]

      Victoria and Albert Museum
      [Cromwell Rd.]

      • Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery
        Through February 5, 2017
      • You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970
        Through February 26, 2017
      • Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
        April 16, 2016-March 12, 2017
      • Balenciago: Shaping Fashion
        May 27, 2017-February 18, 2018

      Fashion and Textile Museum
      [83 Bermondsey St.]

      • The World of Anna Sui
        May 26-October 1, 2017

      Kensington Palace
      [Kensington Gardens W8 4PX]

        National Portrait Gallery
        [St. Martin's Place]

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          MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

          National Gallery of Victoria
          [NGV International, 180 St. Kilda Road]

          • The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
            August 27-November 7, 2017

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          NEW YORK CITY

          Brooklyn Museum
          [200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn]

          Cooper Hewitt Museum
          [2 E. 91st St.]

          • Scraps: Fashion, Textiles & Creative Reuse
            September 23, 2016-April 16, 2017

          Jewish Museum
          [1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd St.]

          Metropolitan Museum of Art
          [Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.]

          • Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion
            Through February 5, 2017 
          • Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
            May 4-September 4, 2017 

          Museum of Arts and Design
          [2 Columbus Circle]

          • Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture
            March 2-August 20, 2017 
          • Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story
            April 4-August 6, 2017
          • fashion after Fashion
            April 27-August 6, 2017 

          Museum of the City of New York
          [1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.]

          • Gilded New York
            Ongoing

          The Museum at FIT
          [corner of 7th Avenue and 27th St]

          • Black Fashion Designers 
            Through May 16, 2017
          • Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968
            February 10 – April 15, 2017  
          • Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond
            March 7 – April 1, 2017
          • Expedition: Fashion from the Extremes
            September 15, 2017 – January 6, 2018 
          • The Body: Fashion and Physique
            December 2017 – May 2018  
          • THINK PINK: A History of Pink in Fashion, Art & Culture
            September 2018 – January 2019 

          Museum of Modern Art
          [11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019]

          • Items: Is Fashion Modern?
            October 1, 2017-January 28, 2018

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          PARIS

          Musee des Arts Decoratifs
          [107 Rue de Rivoli] 

          Palais Galleria City of Paris Fashion Museum
          10, rue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116

          • Anatomy of a Collection
            Through February 12, 2017

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          ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

          The Kunsthal
          [Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam]

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          SAN FRANCISCO

          de Young Museum
          [Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive]

          • Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions
            Through August 31, 2017

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          TOKYO

          National Art Center
          [7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8558 Japan]

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          TORONTO

          Bata Shoe Museum
          [327 Bloor St. West]

          • Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century
            Through April, 2018
          • Standing Tall: A Curious History of Men in Heels
            Through August, 2017

            


          RESTAURANTS WE LOVE

          NEW YORK CITY

          Basso56 
          [Chef/owner Paolo Marco Catini serves up classic regional fare from his native Abruzzo as well as original dishes that reflect his passion for sharing the abundant variety of foods each season offers. If you need a pre-theater dinner near Carnegie Hall, this is the place]
          234 West 56th St. 
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          Benoit
          [Yes, we know acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse has 24 restaurants in 8 countries, and, no, we were never tempted to book a table at either of his ill-advised earlier efforts in NYC, the grandiose Alain Ducasse at the Essex House or the less flamboyant Adour at the St. Regis. Our tastes are humbler and so Benoit, with chef Philippe Bertineau at the helm, has struck a resonant chord  with his "menu that celebrates traditional French cuisine  with modern technique, seasonal ingredients and a lighter hand."]
          60 W. 55th St.
          646-943-7373
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          Café Boulud 
          [French/eclectic, elegant, near The MET Breuer]
          Surrey Hotel, 20 E. 76th St. (between 5th & Madison) 
          212.772.2600
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          Café Sabarsky
          [Turn back the calendar a hundred years or so in this beautiful wood paneled room inspired by the great Viennese cafes of the early 20th century. Tucked into a ground floor corner of the elegant 1914 mansion which houses the Neue Gallery, the cafe's period furnishings include lighting fixtures by Joseph Hoffman, furniture by Adolph Loos and banquettes upholstered with fabric designed by Otto Wagner in 1912. The Viennese/German menu, of course, is in keeping with the ambience. Don't overlook the wonderful coffee, strudels and tortes-- on their own they make a great mid-morning or afternoon snack. And be sure to visit the museum upstairs which includes the not-to-be-missed Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt.]
          1048 5th Ave. @ 86th St.
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          Il Buco Alimentari 
          [Rustic and relaxed, this market/restaurant serves impeccable Italian/Spanish comfort food from early 'til late.Start with a robust breakfast or just coffee and pastry; enjoy a relaxed lunch or grab a quick bite; meet a friend for a glass of wine and sample the house made salumi; experiment by sharing several small plates, or order a multi-course meal. Tables are scattered about and the atmosphere is noisy and welcoming. We found it to be just the right place for a delicious Sunday night supper.]
          53 Great Jones Street 
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          Loi Estiatorio
          [Ancient Greece gave the world great thinkers like Plato, remarkable poets and playrights, astoundingly beautiful sculpture and architecture. And also, according to chef Maria Loi, the pillars of the Mediterranean Diet now, centuries later, arguably the healthiest diet on Earth. Be that as it may, you can't go wrong here-- the freshest fish, olive oil, yogurt, grains, beans and leafy greens-- perfect ingredients, simply prepared and eaten in a comfortable room with friends... nothing tastes better than that.]
          132 W. 58th St.
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          Pepolino
          [It's no surprise that this restaurant makes you feel like you are dining in Firenze since the owners are veterans of that city's famous Cibreo. Our extremely charming waiter swore that the delicious octopus he brought us was prepared according to a recipe handed down from the Renaissance, and we were easy to convince.]
          281 W. Broadway
          (between Canal & Lispenard)
          212.966.9983
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          PizzArte
          [True Neapolitan pizza from ingredients to oven to execution--yum. And don't overlook the unusually varied winelist. This sleek pizza palace doubles as a gallery representing current artists from the area surrounding Naples, too. Bravo.]
          69 W. 55th St.

          212.247.3936
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          The Simone
          [This may be the Platonic Ideal of a sophisticated  NY restaurant--everything is just right from food to wine to service to atmosphere. Even the tables (daringly covered with white tablecloths, no less) are far enough apart to allow for private conversation. It's strictly for grown-ups, so leave your smart phone at home and be prepared to focus on the food, the wine and your dining companions.]

          151 E. 82nd St.
          212.772.8863

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          Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks @ Iguana
          [Sometimes the chance to hear some live music trumps dinner plans, so spend a Monday or Tuesdayevening listening to this terrific orchestra perform original arrangements of jazz from the 1920s and 1930s instead. Your toes will be tapping and if you get carried away, there's room to dance.]
          240 W. 54th St.
          212.765.5454

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