Saturday, July 22, 2006

AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion (The Metropolitian Museum of Art -New York, NY)

AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion
May 3, 2006–September 4, 2006
The Metropolitian Museum of Art
The Annie Laurie Aitken Galleries
Creativity and Experimentation: The Evolution in British Fashion
England has produced one of the most style conscious societies in the world. London, the nation's capital, is a leading international fashion district. People flock from all parts of the globe to attend Fashion Week in this city every year. What is well known is British designers willingness and uncanny ability to push the envelope. What is not not so well known are the developments that has given birth what is now modern British fashion.
For the past thirty years, England has experienced lighting-speed evolutions in fashion and style. British designers, displaying extreme feats of artistic endevors, has made England one the most fashion foward countries in the world. Top examples of Bristish fashion include Eskandar, Luella Bartley, and Alexander McQueen. Each represent different facets of British glamour and bravado.
Despite the frequent changes in aesthetics, what has remained constant is the fact that designers look to the past to inspire the future. In honor of this practice, this special exhibit displays a wide array of British fashion from the past 30 years in the museum's English period rooms, showcasing the influential connection the past has on the present and future.


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