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The Dress of Tomorrow

by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

10/6/2022

Cynthia Amnéus , The Saturday Evening Post , Triennale di Milano , Milan Trienniale , Evelyn Jablow , Fold-Up Dress for a Portable Society , 1964 , Fashion , Magazine

“The woman of tomorrow will wear pleats and tights, and live in a house spun from glass fiber, with patent-leather walls and no furniture at all.”

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Blast Off!

by Conservation

3/17/2022

CAMConservation , conservation , textile conservation , textiles , 1960s Fashion , poster dresses , paper dresses

The Fashion and Textile Collection has a new gift! And it’s part of a set!

Factory of Illusions: Researching and Reconstructing Joseph Urban’s Art Deco Bedroom

by Talia Shiroma, Joseph Urban Interactive Project Interpretive Intern

2/11/2022

Joseph Urban , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Decorative Arts and Design , Interior Design , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom

Next summer, the Cincinnati Art Museum will display an exhibition based on Urban’s late 1920s commission for the Wormser family of Chicago. Over several years of researching this work of art, a bedroom for a young woman, the curatorial team gleaned information about the workers and manufacturers who potentially fabricated many of the room’s design elements.

“Design is not for philosophy, but for life.”

by Cincinnati Art Museum

11/12/2021

fashion , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Cynthia Amnéus , Issey Miyake

Cincinnati Art Museum x Idlewild Woman x Issey Miyake

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Groovy Pucci

by Conservation

10/21/2021

CAMConservation , textile conservation , textiles , Fashion Arts & Textiles , vintage , Pucci

Usually, clothing is tailored to fit the body. But in the museum, we tailor a body to fit the clothing!

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Dress Check

by Conservation

5/6/2021

CAMConservation , textile conservation , textiles , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Sybil Connelly , dress

This dress is up for consideration to get into a different kind of exclusive party: the museum’s Fashion and Textiles Collection.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Women’s Shoes from the 1950s

by Conservation

2/11/2021

CAMConservation , 1950s Shoes , 1950s Fashion , 1950s , Historical Shoes , Heels Addict , Stepping in Style , CAMsole , behind the scenes , textiles , textileconservation

22 pairs of women’s shoes from the 1950s are being prepared for an appearance in the galleries.

Ann Lowe, African American Fashion Designer

by Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

11/2/2020

behind the scenes , Ann Lowe , African American Fashion Designer , curatorial , dress , belt , fashion

Born in Clayton, Alabama in 1898, Ann Lowe was an African American fashion designer, but few know her name.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: 1950s Shoe Condition Check

by Conservation

10/1/2020

CAMConservation , 1950s Shoes , 1950s Fashion , textile conervation , behind the scenes

In textile conservation this week, we are carrying out condition checks for a checklist of 27 pairs of women's shoes from the 1950s.

Permanent Collection Highlights: Interview with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

by Megan Nauer

2/6/2020

fashion , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Comme des Garcons , textiles , permanent collection

Permanent Collection Highlights with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Iris van Herpen Dress

by Conservation

12/6/2018

behind the scenes , conservation , Iris van Herpen , Fashion Arts & Textiles

It's the holidays and a special delivery came for the Fashion and Textile Arts Collection!

Commemorating Friendships Through an Autograph Fan

by Adam MacPharlain, Curatorial Assistant of Fashion Arts and Textiles

12/5/2018

behind the scenes , curatorial , fans , Fashion Arts & Textiles

Autograph fans could be of any type in a plain construction that allowed space for inscriptions.

5 holiday happenings at CAM

by Keith Gollar

12/18/2017

Holidays , Gift Shop , Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion , REC the HALLS

Get artistic this holiday season with the Cincinnati Art Museum!

Our 5 Favorite Pieces from Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

by Keith Gollar, Cynthia Amneus

11/17/2017

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion , Fashion , Special Exhibitions , Top 5 , Fashion Arts & Textiles

Check out our favorite pieces from this fashionable exhibition!

Get in the Halloween spirit with 5 spooktacular artworks

by Sarah Asebrook, Marketing & Communications Intern

10/31/2017

Halloween , Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion , Ana England: Kinship

The spirit of Halloween comes alive in the hallowed halls of the Cincinnati Art Museum.