Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013

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Nov 6 2016 - Jan 16 2017

Last year, Phoenix Art Museum acquired a rare archive of avant-garde contemporary fashions and ephemera collected by James and Karin Legato who owned and operated Emphatics, an exclusive boutique in Pittsburgh.  This comprehensive archive features fashions and accessories by renowned designers such as Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Romeo Gigli, Alaia and Jean Paul Gaultier with original runway show invitations, videos and other materials and accessories. On view together for the first time, this exhibition celebrates the enormous creativity of fashion from 1963-2013 in a dynamic, multi-media installation. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Fiber Arts
  • International
  • Contemporary
  • Design
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Issey Miyake
  • John Galliano
  • Jean Paul Gaultier
  • and others

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