“Mario Testino. Undressed / Helmut Newton. Unseen / Jean Pigozzi. Pool Party”
What it is: An installation series conceived exclusively for the Helmut Newton Foundation by legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino exploring the physical notion of “undressing”. 50 images broken up by topic and sectioned in separate locations analyze the boundaries between fashion, eroticism, anatomy and art.
Dates: June 2 – November 30, 2017
Location: Helmut Newton Foundation
Museum for Photography
Fasanenstrasse 70, 10719 Berlin
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons:
Art of the In-Between
What it is: 140 examples of Kawakubo’s womenswear designs for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection organized into nine dominant and recurring aesthetic expressions of interstitiality: Absence/Presence, Design/Not Design, Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Model/Multiple, High/Low, Then/Now, Self/Other, Object/Subject, and Clothes/Not Clothes.
Kawakubo breaks down the imaginary walls between these dualisms, exposing their artificiality and arbitrariness.
Dates: May 4–September 4, 2017
Location: MET Museum
1000 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10028
The World of Anna Sui
What it is: 100 looks from the designer’s archive presented as a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK.
Dates: May 26 – October 1, 2017
Location: The Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design
What it is: An indepth look at African design by more than 120 artist’s works including fashion, sculpture, prints, furniture, film, photography, apps and other contemporary design objects.
Date: June 1 – October 31, 2017
Location: The High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
The House of Dior: 70 years of Haute Couture
What it is: Over 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017 exploring the history of Dior by examination of key pieces from the seven designers who have each played a pivotal role in shaping the fashion house’s identity: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. The exhibition also focuses on Christian Dior’s early influences, design codes and offers insights into its atelier workrooms.
Date: April 27 – November 7, 2017
Location: The National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia