"Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art"

  • Museums
  • Fashion
Critics' pick
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Photograph: Mete Ozeren
Original couture by Michael Bastian
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Photograph: Mete Ozeren
Original couture by Fabio Costa/Not Equa
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Photograph: courtesy American Folk Art Museum
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Artist unidentified
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Photograph: Mete Ozeren
Original couture by Jean Yu
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Photograph: Gavin Ashworth
Porcupine, David Alvarez
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Photograph: Mete Ozeren
Original couture by threeASFOUR
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Photograph: Matt Hoebermann
Friendship Star Quilt, Elizabeth Hooton (Cresson) Savery and others
Free
The latest in a growing crop of city museums to exhibit fashion garments as art, the American Folk Art Museum showcases the work of 13 contemporary designers. Not sure what this has to do with folk art? Here's the catch: In a Project Runway–style prompt, each designer or design team was asked to use one or more pieces in the museum's gallery as inspiration for their garment. Tattoo patterns, quilts, wood carvings and even a weather vane are among the artifacts used by the artists.
Event phone: 212-595-9533
Event website: http://folkartmuseum.org
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