Design, Fashion, Culture, 1925-1940
October 3, 2008 - February 22, 2009
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Explore the artistic relationship between two world capitals from 1925 to 1940.
The 1920s and ‘30s witnessed a burst of creative energy in the fields of architecture, design, and fashion. In transatlantic networks, the era’s great architects and designers engaged in international dialogue and collaboration, linking capital cities—above all, Paris and New York—in artistic enterprise. Paris/New York: Design, Fashion, Culture, 1925-1940 explores not only emerging trends in architecture and design but also in film, fashion, and the performing arts. The exhibition, examining the work of legendary and obscure figures as well as a range of styles, including Art Deco and neo-romanticism, displays original drawings, furnishings, decorative objects, costumes, photographs, posters, and films.
Paris/New York: Design, Fashion, Culture, 1925-1940 is supported by a generous grant from the Florence Gould Foundation.
Major sponsorship is also provided by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Additional funding is provided by ELLE and ELLE DECOR Magazines, The Grand Marnier Foundation, OpenSkies, Mel Seiden and Janine Luke, The New York Design Center, New York State Council on the Arts, Mrs. Stephen M. Kellen, and NYSE Euronext. The exhibition is also made possible by American Society of the French Legion of Honor, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy H. Biggs, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Goelet, Ronay and Richard Menschel, Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Charitable Foundation, Mary Ann and Bruno A. Quinson, Elizabeth Stribling, and many other generous donors.