India: Fashion’s Muse explores western fashion’s centuries-long love affair with the riches of India. Inspiring designers from streetwear to couture, the opulence of India has generated global fashion trends that have outlived empires.
Exhibiting from February 29, 2020 through June 21, 2020 in the Ellman Fashion Design Gallery, and coinciding with India Fashion Week, the exhibition will feature more than 50 enembles and an array of accessories and ephemera including 19th century examples, designer works by Pierre Balmain, Jean Louis, Branell, Bob Mackie, Versace, Olivier Lapidus, Halston, Givenchy and more from Phoenix Art Museum’s fashion collection.
Currently, the Indian community is the third largest immigrant population in Arizona, with an estimated 45,000 Indian families. India: Fashion’s Muse culminates with today’s modern Indian fashion designers who are expertly merging the exquisite craft of the ancient world with the aesthetics and technology of the 21st century.
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