Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A new art exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum: Thom Browne Selects

A fabulous, Fashion-Inspired Museum Exhibit Opening
at the Cooper Hewitt 
from March 4 through October 2:
Thom Browne Selects 
written by IFDA board member, Hermine Mariaux
Have you ever tried to fix your hair by looking at your shoes? 
I don't know if famed fashion designer Thom Browne does, but he could.  For the Cooper Hewitt's upcoming exhibition "Thom Browne Selects", the designer contributed 56 pairs of his silver plated shoes. He also chose from 210,000 objects in the Museum's collections, some 50 historic and contemporary mirrors and frames by design luminaries such as Hector Guimard, Edgar Brandt, Jim Dine and Tommi Parzinger. 

The theme is "Reflections".  Adding to the effect, the gallery walls and floor will be covered by a laser engraved holographic reflective wallpaper by Osborne & Little recently acquired by Cooper Hewitt.  Browne, a National Design Award winner and two-time CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year will be the 13th guest curator to take part in the "Selects" series following in the footsteps of such artists, architects and designers as David Adjaye, Maira Kalman and Ted Muehhling.

"The Exhibition addresses and draws on the tensions between individuality and uniformity, which are recurrent themes in Browne's work"
-Cooper Hewitt website

A little bit about the museum:
The Cooper Hewitt was recently revamped and is located in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood of the Upper East Side.  The building is a national, historic landmark and was once the residence of Andrew Carnegie.  

more information about the exhibit at
The Cooper Hewitt
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York  10128

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