About The Fashion Collection
Feast your eyes on a collection comprised of more than 4,500 American and European garments, shoes and accessories. It houses important fashions from the 18th to late 20th centuries and emphasizes major American designers of the 20th century including Adrian, Norell, Galanos, and Claire McCardell; and European Designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent.
Exhibitions that focus on clothing both as an art form and cultural phenomenon are rotated regularly, underscoring the significance of fashion as it relates to social and economic history. The Astaire Library of Costumes (included in the Museum's Art Research Library) houses many rare books and prints relating to costume and textiles.
Digital Print Fashion Ellman Fashion Design Gallery Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013
Giorgio di Sant' Angelo Ellman Fashion Design Gallery Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Sunday, February 12, 2012
Théâtre de la Mode Ellman Fashion Design Gallery Saturday, March 12, 2011 - Sunday, July 31, 2011
Fashion Independent Steele Gallery Sunday, February 27, 2011 - Sunday, May 22, 2011
Geoffrey Beene Ellman Fashion Design Gallery Saturday, November 7, 2009 - Sunday, March 7, 2010