Weekly fashion agenda: ongoing Russian fashion week, Sean Connery, Grace Kelly
Friday 02 April 2010
Fashion week in Moscow continues, a kilt runway show is organized by actor Sean Connery, and a new fashion hotel opens in New York.
An Ideal History of Contemporary Fashion, vol. I: 70-80
April 1 - October 10
Paris museum Les Arts Décoratifs is organizing an exhibition retracing the history of contemporary fashion in two parts. The first 'volume' will cover the look of the 1970s and 1980s.
Russian Fashion Week
The biggest fashion event in Eastern Europe will celebrate its 10th year in existence this year, showcasing the best in Russian design but also from abroad, featuring a London showroom in collaboration with the British Fashion Council.
Hussein Chalayan - from Fashion and back
April 3 - June 20
Previously on show at London's Design Museum, this display of the fashion designer's creations is now moving to Tokyo's Museum of Contemporary Art, representing Chalayan's first solo exhibition in Japan.
Dress to Kilt
New York, US
Celebrities including supermodel Marcus Schenkenberg and the actors Mike Myers and Alan Cumming will model new kilt designs at a New York showcase organized by actor Sean Connery. Tickets are available to the public and can be purchased online. There will also be a pop-up shop of the designs, running through April 13, located at the M2 Lounge (13 East 69th Street).
Fashion 26 hotel opening
New York, US
The new fashion-focused hotel of the Wyndham group will collaborate with the nearby Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and feature stylish gimmicks such as discount cards for local department stores and sales listings. Rates start at $255.
Grace Kelly: Style Icon
April 17 - September 26
Divided into three sections focusing on her Hollywood films (
Rear Window, High Society), the romantic relationship with Prince Rainier of Monaco, and her official engagements as Princess Grace, this new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum will showcase the most memorable haute couture looks worn by Grace Kelly.
American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection
May 7 - August 1
New York, USA
To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its costume collection, including designs by American and international designers such as Charles James, Norman Norell, Gilbert Adrian, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, and Christian Dior.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate the arrival of the Brooklyn Museum costume collection at the Met with a related exhibition.
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