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The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion

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Twiggy in Yves Saint Laurent, 1967 © Courtesy of Staley-Wise Gallery and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion

1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918
May 6th, 2009 - August 9th, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.metmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
EMAIL:  
communications@metmuseum.org
PHONE:  
(212) 535-7710
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Thu 10-5:30; Fri-Sat 10-9
TAGS:  
video, photography

DESCRIPTION

Exploring the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion focuses on iconic models of the twentieth century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring, the fashion of their respective eras. The exhibition, organized by historical period from 1947 to 1997, will feature haute couture and ready-to-wear masterworks accompanied by fashion photography and video footage of models who epitomized their epochs.