Breaking the Mode: Contemporary Fashion from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

March 16-June 1, 2008

exhibition view

This extensive exhibition of contemporary fashion from LACMA’s permanent collection examines designers who have challenged the canons of the body’s fashionable silhouette, revolutionized methods of garment construction, rejected the formulaic use of materials and techniques, and exploited new technology in textile production. Among the more than 40 international designers whose work will be exhibited are Jean-Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo, Martin Margiela, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler and Yohiji Yamamoto, with historical examples by Gilbert Adrian, Christian Dior and Charles James.

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