Dressing Room: Archiving Fashion at the Museum of the City of New York
February 26, 2016
Join the Office of Student Life to visit the Dressing Room: Archiving Fashion exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. Highlights of the exhibit include:
- The “Rosie the Riveter” jumpsuit commissioned by Sperry Gyroscope in 1942 and designed by Vera Maxwell as a comfortable and practical workers’ uniform for women during WWII
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes author Anita Loos’s ca. 1958 chantilly lace cocktail gown designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga
- Harlem fashion designer/dressmaker Ruby Bailey’s “Bugs” cocktail dress with a pattern of webs and adorned with silhouetted spiders and jeweled bees, worn to the “Bugs” Cotton Extravaganza held at Lenox Avenue’s legendary Savoy Ballroom in 1953-54
- A Halston mink-trimmed evening gown and mask worn by Candice Bergen at Truman Capote’s storied 1966 Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel
- Garments worn by several women from the International Best Dressed List (founded by arts and fashion advocate Eleanor Lambert in 1940 to boost the reputation of American fashion), including socialite Countess Mona Von Bismarck (former fashion editor at Vogue), Barbara “Babe” Paley, Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor), and actress Lauren Bacall
We will be leaving from in front of the Residence Hall at 1760 Third Avenue at 10 am. Space is limited. Reserve by February 25.
For more information on the exhibit, visit the museum's website here: http://mcny.org/content/dressing-room-archiving-fashion.