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Museums: Fashion Exhibitions Around the World

ATLANTA

High Museum of Art
[1280 Peachtree St. NE]

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

  • Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
    Through August 13, 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 Jewelry
    February 14, 2017-August 19, 2018

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CHARLOTTE, NC

Mint Museum UPTOWN
[500 South Tryon Street]

  • William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016
    September 23, 2017-June 3, 2018

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CHICAGO, IL

Chicago History Museum
[1601 N. Clark St.]

  • Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier
    Through August 20, 2017

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]

    • Fashion in Style: Inspired by Mondrian
      July 15-August 13, 2017
    • Art Deco: Paris
      October 4, 2017-March 4, 2018

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    KENT, OH

    Kent State University Museum
    [515 Hilltop Dr.]

    • Fashions of South Africa
      Through July 2, 2017
    • The 1980s: An Age of Excess
      Through September 3, 2017
    • Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New Look
      Through March 4, 2018
    • Fringe Elements
      July 28, 2017-July 1, 2018

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      LONDON

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

      Victoria and Albert Museum
      [Cromwell Rd.]

      • Balenciago: Shaping Fashion
        Through February 18, 2018

      Fashion and Textile Museum
      [83 Bermondsey St.]

      • The World of Anna Sui
        Through October 1, 2017
      • Louise Dahl Wolfe: A Style of Her Own
        October 20, 2017-January 21, 2018

      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.]

          • The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
            Through August 20, 2017

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

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

          • Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
            Through September 4, 2017 
          • Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolph de Meyer Photographs
            December 4, 2017-March 18, 2018

          Museum of Arts and Design
          [2 Columbus Circle]

          • Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture
            Through August 20, 2017 
          • Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story
            Through August 6, 2017
          • fashion after Fashion
            Through 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]

          • 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

          • Spanish Costumes: Darkness and Light
            Through September 24, 2017

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            SAN FRANCISCO

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

            • The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll
              Through August 20, 2017
            • Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions
              Through August 31, 2017

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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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