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From the Closet of a Countess

“The thoughts of a ball awaken the joyful parts of our imagination. The ball holds out the prospect of something mysterious that may perhaps change your life.” 538 more words

Things To See

A Sneak Peek at the Met’s 2016 Programming

The Metropolitan Museum is worth going to any time, for almost any reason, of course. But in 2016 there will be some extra special reasons to visit the city’s most visited arts institution. 272 more words

Costume Institute exhibits 'Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style'

This Costume Institute exhibition focuses on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the twentieth century. 304 more words


Apple's Jony Ive is co-hosting a fashion gala with Taylor Swift

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced last week that Apple is sponsoring the museum’s lavish costume gala next spring and that among the hosts—rubbing shoulders with such celebrities as pop idol Taylor Swift—will be the company’s chief design officer Sir Jony Ive. 265 more words


Met Museum's Costume Institute Names New Leadership

Harold Koda, who has been curator-in-charge of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute since 2000, is stepping down from the role, effective Jan. 8, 2016. 262 more words

Executive Moves

Backstage at the Museum: The Magnetic Wig-stylings of Julien d'Ys

Julien d’Ys has been creating one-of-a-kind wig treatments for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2005 when he was hired for the exhibition Anglomania. 51 more words

Avant Garde Fashion

Iris: rainbow goddess of fashion

Iris Apfel, New York’s icon of street style, was recently in London for the opening of Albert Maysles’s new documentary about her.  Portobello’s opulent Electric Cinema – all lush red velvet, chaise longue seats and gratuitous gilding – was the perfect place to see the film but with the added bonus of  an appearance from Iris herself. 687 more words