Tuesday, November 29, 2016


 The real reason we visited the Phoenix Art Museum was to see this exhibition, "Emphatics." These avant-garde fashions, now owned by the Phoenix Art Museum, are all from the collection of James and Karin Legato, who owned a boutique called Emphatics in Pittsburgh, where they developed relationships with many of the designers.

That's Norma Kamali up top...
 This is Jean[Paul Gautier, and it TOTALLY looks like me in the 1980s!
 Also Gautier.

 It's (Christian) Lacroix, dahling! (AbFab reference!)

 Thierry Mugler.
 Issey Miyake.
 This is also Miyake (swimsuit with built-in inflatable life ring).
 Alexander McQueen.
 Also McQueen...

There were also vitrines filled with ephemera (fashion show invites, look books, etc.), as well as giant screens with videos of fashion shows. So fun!


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vivi said...

Oh, how I remember the crinoline slips
with the boots! It was quite a time.