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Exoticism

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  1. Lisa K says:

    Deja vu anyone? This was done rather elaborately & very recently in the 90s by the Musee de la Mode in Paris (‘ Touches de Exotisme’ )& by the Met in NY, (‘Orientalism’), accompanied by lavish exhibit catalogs/books. What, are these museums running out of ideas? How many times do we really need to re-hash “Exotic, Non-European Fashion”, Poiret, Chanel & Lanvin? How about breaking out some of the rarely seen stuff from the depths of storage? The last interseting exhibit I remember seeing at FIT was the ‘Lucile’ retrospective. How about more exhibits featuring brilliant yet now-obscure designers like Boue Soeurs, Callot Soeurs or Valentina or maybe ‘Egyptian Revival Style’ ?

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