“Camp: Notes on Fashion,” The Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, opens on May 9.
Through approximatively 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute's spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp's exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'" provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.
Among these exceptional pieces is the “Pink flamingos” cape in intarsiaed double cashmere from Schiaparelli Haute CoutureFall/Winter 2018-19 designed by Bertrand Guyon and headpiece in collaboration with Stephen Jones.
The exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from May 9 to September 8, 2019.
Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019
Maison Schiaparelli announces the appointment of Daniel Roseberry as Artistic Director for all collections, projects and for the image of the House founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927.
Born in Texas and 33 years old, Daniel Roseberry, who spent more than 10 years alongside Thom Browne at the head of the men's and women's collections, will breathe a bold and avant-garde creative vision into the House of the Place Vendôme, as did its founder, Elsa Schiaparelli, whose unconventional creative heritage is steeped in the history of fashion.
"It is my great honor and my joy to pick up where Mme. Schiaparelli left off some 85 years ago. Schiaparelli was a master of the modern; her work reflected the chaos and hope of the turbulent era in which she lived. Today, we find ourselves asking similarly big, identity-shaping questions of our own: What does art look like? What is identity? How do we dress for the end of the world?
Schiaparelli answered these questions with candor and humor, but one of her greatest legacies may be her commitment to fantasy, her understanding that we need fantasy in complicated times. I want to offer my own answers to these questions, and offer a fantasy—a dream—that feels relevant, and necessary, for today.
It is my privilege to collaborate with the astonishing talents of the atelier and in the traditions of haute couture to carry the legend and myth of this storied house into the future." said Daniel Roseberry.
Diego Della Valle, owner of Maison Schiaparelli said, "I am delighted to welcome Daniel Roseberry at Schiaparelli House. His modern and innovative creative vision and its multiple talents will allow the House to deploy all of its activities in respect of this unique heritage that has made Schiaparelli a revolutionary brand."