Fashion, Performance, Finance: the critical triumvirate of a city defined by their function and interdependence. New York City’s most vital and glamorous industries – entertainment and fashion– have been intertwined throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
This exhibition, at the country’s fashion and performance epicenter, celebrates the collaborations of performers, directors and choreographers with fashion designers, who together
brought contemporary clothing style to theater, opera and dance. Many designers choose to work in live performance as a favor for clients and muses, whether performers or producers. Some feel a personal or professional affinity for opera or dance, or are drawn to a specific period. The couture, sportswear and retail designers, and the garment industry as a whole, recognized that the introduction of fashion on stage would promote them to their targeted market, the performance audience.
Until January 22, 2011