The Phoenix Art Museum has a wonderful new exhibition about garments made here in the U.S. called “Fashioned in America“. You can see over 30 contemporary ensembles and accessories ranging from casual to high fashion, including pieces by Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, Nanette Lepore, and Monique Lhuillier.
Monique Lhuillier (Filipino, born 1971), Evening Dress,
Spring, 2013. Digitally printed silk chiffon.
Gift of Monique Lhuillier. Photo by Ken Howie.
The Phoenix Art …
Going to the museum just got a lot more interesting! “Hollywood Costume“ is a spectacular temporary exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum. As you enter, a large screen plays scenes from cinema’s past and present. “Backstage” is where the show really begins! You are gently led through a series of “acts”, wonderfully enhanced by digital technology. The first act describes how the designers start the process …