PARIS AND NEW YORK: A TALE OF TWO FASHION CITIES
May 20-July 22, 2012
On loan from the LSU Textile and Costume Museum
Paris and New York: A Tale of Two FASHION Cities showcases dresses and fashionable accessories from New York and Paris, dating between 1910 and 1950. Today New York and Paris are global partners in the international world of fashion, but the relationship of these two cities was quite different prior to the twentieth century. A the turn of the century, Paris was the western world's design source for fashionable dress and Americans closely followed French dictates.
Paris and New York: A Tale of Two FASHION Cities guides visitors through the U.S. development of its world-renown, ready-to-wear manufacturing industry. This exhibition highlights the designers who rose to the challenge of World War II material shortages, an event that brought New York to the fashion forefront and firmly established the city as a world center and a fashion source for the French.