Co-presented with the National Jewelry Institute, Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style highlights 80 prominent New York women who used their style, talent, or wealth to capture the attention of society and the media. The exhibition features a runway of original attire—much of it created by the most important designers of their times—and an impressive selection of jewelry crafted from the dawn of the 20th century to its close.
The exhibition features such celebrated New York women as Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Babe Paley, and Barbara Walters, as well as women from the arts world, including Isadora Duncan, Marian Anderson, Lena Horne, and Lauren Bacall. The exhibition offers an opportunity to encounter many of New York’s leading ladies past and present through their fashion and jewelry.
Notorious & Notable: 20th Century Women of Style is made possible by the generous support of Graff.
Additional support is provided by:
AXA Art Insurance Corporation
Dior Couture and LVMH
The Rampart Group
Moët & Chandon
Elizabeth R. Miller and James G. Dinan
Estate of Laura S. Johnson
Funding is also provided by the Patron’s Council:
Vartanian & Sons. Inc.
Helena Rubinstein Foundation
George and Marianna Kaufman
Dr. Charlie and Claire Shaeffer
The William R. and Virginia D. Salomon Family Foundation