Art to See in NYC: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Every summer The Met features a fashion exhibit, called the Costume Institute Exhibition. This summer’s show is Charles James: Beyond Fashion. It profiles the exquisite post-war designs of the Anglo-American couturier Charles James. The exhibit incorporates robotic arms and x-ray technology that allow visitors to see how James’s incredibly complex gowns were constructed. This years exhibition also marks the opening of the Costume Institute Gallery dedicated to the “High Priestess of Vogue” herself, Anna Wintour.
The other special exhibition for the summer is Dan Graham’s installation Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout. Displayed on the museum’s rooftop gallery, the installation is set against the backdrop of the NYC skyline.
Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout is on view now through November 2 and Charles James: Beyond Fashion is on view through August 10th. Go check them out!