January 25th - March 30th, 2024

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“B” Dry Goods is pleased to present FASHION FORWARD, an exhibition that presents a wide-ranging and exuberant celebration of the fashion arts, featuring original paintings and drawings by designers Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Antonio Lopez, Christian Dior and others, as well as original textiles, garments, ephemera and contemporary artworks which straddle or investigate the art and fashion worlds. As musicians and other cultural icons have always influenced what we're wearing, the show also presents original garments and accessories worn or advertised by figures such as Josephine Baker, David Hockney, Frank Zappa, Maria Callas, Duke Ellington, Paul Newman and others.

Some of the show's highlights include an original royal traveling trunk for Queen Marie Antoinette’s wardrobe (bringing the crown to Crown Heights!); an original Givenchy drawing of his famous "little black dress” designed for Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and a never before exhibited archive of over one hundred Givenchy costume designs for a Bolshoi Ballet production of Giselle; original drawings by Alexander McQueen from his first Givenchy Haute Couture collection; an important collection of original drawings by Yves Saint Laurent for an unpublished Mirabella feature illustrating the transformation of an outfit with accessories; a telephone dial powder compact by Elsa Schiaparelli based upon the original 1935 design of Salvador Dali; textile designs by Sonia Delaunay and Raoul Dufy; an Andy Warhol "Souper" dress and a Warhol screenprint of Keith Haring on a t-shirt;  contemporary artworks incorporating or concerning fashion by Patrice Yourdon, Paul Gagner, Amy Rauner, Miles Ladin, Violet Frances and Karina Sharif.