Exhibition Details

Location: Ellman Fashion Design Gallery and Lewis Gallery
Dates: April 13, 2019
to August 18, 2019

Discover how flowers have inspired fashions through the ages in Flora at Phoenix Art Museum. Showcasing ensembles and accessories by Marc Jacobs, Comme des Garçons, Charles James, Slava Zaitsev, and more, the upcoming exhibition explores the evolution of botanical-inspired designs from the 18th century through the present. Historical garments with embroidered and realistic floral motifs are shown alongside modern pieces featuring flower-inspired silhouettes and bold, abstract floral prints. The exhibition also showcases a variety of textiles and techniques, providing Museum guests with the opportunity to explore and learn about how designers then and now created their flora-inspired fashions. 


Flora is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of The Virginia M. Ullman Foundation, The Ellman Foundation, and Arizona Costume Institute.


Free for Members, Military, and youth aged 5 and under; included with General Admission. 

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General Admission:
$21 — Adults
$18 — Senior Citizens (Ages 65+)
$16 — Students (with ID) 

$12 — Youth (Ages 6-17) 

All special exhibitions and installations are included with General Admission. 

This exhibition is open to the public during voluntary-donation, pay-what-you-wish hours from 3–9 pm each Wednesday, from 6–10 pm on the First Friday of each month, and from noon–5 pm on the second Sunday of each month.

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Press Information

Media images and credit lines: download here
Press release: available here
Comunicado de prensa: descarga aquí
Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Marketing and Communications Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org 


Adrian, Dress (detail), 1945. Rayon crepe. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Tom Pollock.
Adrian, Dress (detail), 1945. Rayon crepe. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Tom Pollock.
Marc Jacobs, Pair of boots (detail), 2002. Leather with silk floss embroidery. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Gift of Arizona Costume Institute and Ardie and Steve Evans.