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04.20.2014
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FN Picks: Fashion at the Museums

The Met shows how the American look was made.

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At the Metropolitan Museum of Art The Costume Institute will present “American Woman Fashioning a National Identity” the first display culled from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met It is set to open May 5 and continue through Aug 15
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The runway season may be drawing to a close, but several museums around the world — from New York to Italy — are still paying homage to fashion’s incredible impact, dedicating exhibitions to a variety of designers over the decades. At the Metropolitan Museum, The Costume Institute will present “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity,” which explores fashion as a form of expression. The show has gathered looks from 1890 to 1940 that represent perceptions of the American woman over the years and express the style revolutions and archetypes of American femininity. With more than 80 examples of haute couture, the collection will flow almost like a time line, beginning with the “Heiress” gallery, featuring hand-painted panoramas of ball gowns from the 1890s. This is the first display culled from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, which is now housed at the Met, and it is set to open May 5 and continue through Aug. 15. Kristen Henning

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