Seattle Style: Fashion/Function, on view at the Seattle's Museum of History & Industry from May 4 to October 14, highlights how elegance and practicality co-existed and converged in Seattle wardrobes, providing new insights into local clothing, ranging from couture to grunge aesthetics to street fashion.
The exhibit will feature rarely seen garments and accessories from the mid-1800s to today including couture garments from Luly Yang, Mark Mitchell, and Howard Blair.
Curated by MOHAI's Collections Specialist for Costumes and Textiles Clara Berg, the exhibit explores the distinctive sensibility of Seattle fashion and its sense of beauty embodied in clothing. Bringing together rarely seen garments and accessories from the mid-1800s to today, the exhibit also includes three 'Sewn in Seattle' videos and historical fashion show footage.
"Seattle has a rich history of clothing makers and style leaders," stated Berg. "Outdoor gear, casualwear, grunge-are connected to key parts of our history and had a national and international impact. There are many stories of high fashion here as well-people who wore it, stores that imported it, and designers who made it. My hope is that after visiting the exhibit our guests walk away thinking "Wow! I had no idea!"
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