Exhibition Details


Location: Steele Gallery
Dates: November 6, 2016
to January 16, 2017

Last year, Phoenix Art Museum acquired a rare archive of avant-garde contemporary fashions and ephemera collected by James and Karin Legato who owned and operated Emphatics, an exclusive boutique in Pittsburgh.  This comprehensive archive features fashions and accessories by renowned designers such as Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Romeo Gigli, Alaia and Jean Paul Gaultier with original runway show invitations, videos and other materials and accessories.  On view together for the first time, this exhibition celebrates the enormous creativity of fashion from 1963-2013 in a dynamic, multi-media installation.

 

Exhibition Sponsors

Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013 is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. Its Phoenix premiere is made possible by Arizona Costume Institute as Presenting Sponsor; by the Ellman Foundation as Supporting Sponsor, with additional support provided by Jane Jozoff.  
Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Diane and Bruce Halle, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, and Miriam Sukhman. Emphatics photos by Ken Howie.

Admission

Admission is free for Phoenix Art Museum Members. Not a member yet? Join here
This special engagement exhibition is offered at $5 for all ages, plus general admission (required). For a full breakdown of general admission prices, 
click hereSee both special exhibitions (Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013 and Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic) for a discounted price of $8, in addition to general admission. This special engagement exhibition is offered to the general public for $5 for adults and $3 for youth aged 6-17 during free-access hours from 3-9 pm each Wednesday, from 6-10 pm on the First Fridays of each month and the second Sunday of each month from 12-5 pm. See both special exhibitions (Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013 and Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic) for a discounted price of $8 during the aforementioned free-access times. 

Group Sales

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Press Information

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Credit lines: download
Press Release: download
Media Contact: Casey Christiansen, Fashion Program & Communications Manager, casey.christiansen@phxart.org

Image Credits

Exhibition page: Thierry Mugler, Bustier, FW 1987. Silk Satin. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman, Diane and Bruce Halle. Photo by Ken Howie. 

Left: Thierry Mugler, Apron, FW 1980’s. Silk tulle. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman, Diane and Bruce Halle. Photo by Ken Howie.

Middle: Thierry Mugler, Dress and belt, 1985. Silk taffeta. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman, Diane and Bruce Halle. Photo by Ken Howie. 

Right: Azzedine Alaïa, Jacket, FW 1989. Wool Gabardine. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman, Diane and Bruce Halle. Photo by Ken Howie.