In 2011, did museums finally realize that being fashionable means that your empty hallow halls could be filled with long lines or people clamoring to see the current exhibit? Given the record breaking success last year at the Met with the Alexander McQueen exhibit "Savage Beauty", Yohji Yamamoto exhibit at the V&A in London, Balenciaga and Spain at the de Young in San Francisco, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and many more it looks like 2012 is going to be really exciting for the Historical Fashion Fans.
I am sure there are other exhibitions out there, so this list is by no means complete in any way, but after a short google search these were the ones I found. If you know of others, please drop me an email. If I find out others I will happily post them.
Now to decided which ones to try to visit this year:
|The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk||de Young Museum, San Francisco||March 24 - August 19, 2012|
|Ballgowns - British Glamour Since 1950's||V&A, London||May 19 - Jan 6, 2013|
|Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion||Costume Institute at the Met, NYC||May 10 - August 19, 2012|
|“Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs,” a retrospective of Jacobs’ work at LV||Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris||March 9-September 16, 2012|
|Yves Saint Laurent — The Retrospective||Denver Art Museum, Denver Colorado||March 25 - July 8, 2012|
|Fifty Years of James Bond Style||The Barbican, London||April 2012|
|IMPACT: 50 years of the CFDA||FIT Museum, NYC||Feb 10 - April 17, 2012|
|Christian Louboutin||Design Museum, London||March 28 - July 01, 2012|
|Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel||Fortuny Musuem, Venice Italy||March 2012|
|Azzedine Alaïain the 21st Centruy||Groninger Museum in Groningen, The Netherlands||Currently until May 6th, 2012|
|Walter van Beirendonck: "Dream the World Awake"||Fashion Museum in Antwerpen||Currently until February 19, 2012|
|Silvia Venturini Fendi: Limited/Unlimited||Alta Roma||Jan 28-31, 2012|
|Roger Vivier: Process to Perfection||Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto||May 10 - April 7, 2013|