Warm weather is here and outdoor concert season is upon us! MoMA PS1 (affiliated with MoMA, Museum of Modern Art) just released their Warm Up line up for summer sixteen. Warm Up is an outdoor concert series, which takes place in the courtyard of this well-known art establishment located in Long Island City, Queens. Warm Up features an array of music genres and artists, both local and international. You’ll be able to experience anything from techno to live drummers, and if you get there before 6pm, take a stroll around the art exhibitions!
Warm Up starts Saturday, June 11th and runs every Saturday through August 27th. Hours are 3pm-9pm, doors open at 12pm. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 the day-of. Cocktails and snacks are available for purchase.
I haven’t been to my favorite museum (the Metropolitan Museum of Art) in a long time, so I thought I’d do a throwback post on my favorite art exhibit to date: “China: Through the Looking Glass.”
Last spring and summer, the Met exhibited this combined fashion and art exhibit which examined the “impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries” (Metropolitan Museum of Art).
The exhibit was divided into smaller galleries presenting different themes of Chinese culture. These rooms were filled with haute couture, avant-garde, and even ready-to-wear fashion paired along with pieces of Chinese artworks and culture.
This exhibit was truly breath-taking. Through music, film, lighting, and technology, I felt as if I was transported into a different space and era each time I walked into a different room. Many times I caught myself thinking, “It’s hard to believe I’m still at the Met right now!”
My favorite room was the Porcelain Room, where high-fashion dresses incorporated blue and white porcelain patterns as well as actual Chinese porcelain. Of course my favorite piece was the stunning ball gown created by Chinese designer Guo Pei (6th photo featured below).
I am so excited to see what the Met’s current exhibit, “Manus x Machina,” has to offer!
Cinderella, was your glass slipper Louboutin? Is Little Red wearing an Alexander McQueen cape? Wait–is that the Snow Queen in haute couture?!
Fairy Tale Fashion is an enchanted display where fantasy fairy tales meet realistic, high fashion garments and accessories (dating from the 18th century to present day). This fashion exhibit highlights 15 classic fairy tale stories including “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Rapunzel.” Ornate, embellished, and playful, each piece is also truly unique. Designers include Alexander McQueen, J. Mendel, Christian Louboutin, Noritaka Tatehana, Charles James, Thierry Mugler, Manish Arora, and many more. In this exhibit, one is able to appreciate the magical blur between fantasy and reality through a high fashion perspective.
Fairy Tale Fashion is on display through April 16, 2016. Learn more about the exhibit here. #fairytalefashion
Sources: The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology