Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion, Brooklyn Museum, New York
It won't have escaped your attention that 2019 marked 50 years since Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon. And while the space race itself has been commemorated in film form, wouldn't it be interesting to look at how it affected other parts of the culture of the time?
Step in Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum, who is responsible for Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion. This new retrospective — the first in New York for 40 years — looks at the work of the designer best known for his obsession with the Space Age and futuristic design vision for fashion, furniture and industrial design.
More than 170 objects including haute couture, ready to wear, accessories and ephemera communicate the innovative way that Cardin not only designed and constructed clothes, but how he built his democratic fashion business as well.
Image: Lauren Bacall, Leslie Bogart, and Alain Delon at Pierre Cardin's Fall 1968 fashion show. (Photo: Courtesy of Archives Pierre Cardin. © Archives Pierre Cardin)
Until 5 January 2020
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052