ELEGANT EXHIBITIONS – SCAD FASH CELEBRATES ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Now through March 19, celebrate the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film’s one-year anniversary by stepping back in time via its latest historical retrospective exhibitions, Threads of History: 200 Years of Fashion and Embellished: Adornment Through the Ages.
The first features a collection of American and European pieces from as far back as the 18th century that celebrate how fashion has affected history and culture through the years. The range of garments showcases a societal shift in values that has had a direct impact on fashion trends of the times.
Likewise, Embellished also highlights European and American trends in the form of jewelry, hats and other accessories for women, men and children. Think ornate wares from the Rococo era through the shake-up of the Roaring ’20s to post-World War II style—and everything in between. The shows are curated by SCAD Director of Fashion Exhibitions Rafael Gomes, with assistance from SCAD Professor of Fashion Marketing and Management Luca Lo Sicco. Many of the displayed items are courtesy of renowned Italian fashion collector and professor Raffaello Piraino, whose iconic collection comprises more than 5,000 pieces.
To date, the museum has attracted more than 20,000 visitors to see exhibitions from renowned designers such as Carolina Herrera and the late Oscar de la Renta. Like the university for which the museum is named, SCAD FASH has done impressive work in the short year since it opened to put Atlanta on the map as a capital for fashion in the South.
STORY: Caroline Cox